As summer comes to a close, vacationers are getting ready to close their summer homes for the season. Summer homes, even those in warmer regions, need to be winterized before cold weather comes to stay.
Prior to packing up your patio chairs, consider these tips for winterizing a summer home:
Make Windows Weather Ready
High winds, freezing temperatures and heavy precipitation can wreak havoc on any property, but particularly one that’s left unattended for most of the year.
Bob Vail—a builder and remodeler in Cumberland Center, Maine, and owner of Vail General Contracting—places shutters on windows to protect them from severe weather. The type of window that’s installed is also important, he says, noting that while easy-tilt