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How do you prep your home for winter?

Posted by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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Do you cover the windows with plastic, add insulation strips around doors, etc.
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MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Sep. 20, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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We have mild winters, no real extras are needed usually.

Stevensmomma
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM

yes we do the windows in plastic and we replace filters all year round door draft stoppers and check for any leaks 

AzariahsMother
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 12:48 PM

No I don't do any of those things. 

michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM

We fill our basement with firewood for the furnace.

I am buying a new storm door this year to help keep snow & winds from coming in around the back door.

I will check insulation around windows and doors and spray the Great Stuff foam insulation where needed.

We shut crawl space vents.

I'll check weatherstripping around the entry doors and replace where needed.

CameronsMommy23
by Amber on Sep. 20, 2012 at 1:11 PM
We check the seals on the doors and cover the windows.
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MDWife12
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 6:08 PM

The only thing we do is make sure the door in the kitchen has one of those draft stoppers or whatever since it gets a draft under the door and I have noticed that we sometimes get a puddle of water there as well. Other than that we don't do anything - we are used to winters we live in MN :)

deedee3849
by Deanne on Sep. 20, 2012 at 7:15 PM

We recently bought new windows so we do not need to do much anymore.

momto3isme
by Dawn on Sep. 20, 2012 at 7:21 PM

We'll get firewood for the fireplace.  Check for any drafts by the doors or windows. 

Danita42
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 7:23 PM
We live in Phoenix, no prepping needed :)
othermom
by Bronze Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 7:49 PM

We really don't do much other than clean the chimney. Our house stays pretty warm in the winter

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