Last Saturday, we welcomed the official start of fall. It’s time for football, changing leaves, school, and everything pumpkin spiced. For homeowners, fall is a time of preparation. Winter’s cold temperatures and extreme weather can wreak havoc on a home’s most vital systems: from freezing pipes to a groaning, snow-laden roof. In the next few months, your home’s ability to withstand the elements will be tested.

Why We’re Asking:

The old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” couldn’t be more true in the home improvement business. Trying to fix a problem that has already run its course can be a nightmare, especially in winter. Imagine needing a new roof in February or dealing with a busted furnace over the holidays. Winter is when your home is most necessary and most vulnerable. We want to find out how homeowners can ensure they’ll make it to spring without any disasters, so we’re turning to our panel of home improvement experts.

So experts, it’s time to weigh in:

How Should Homeowners Winterize Their Home?

What are the most important winterization steps?
How does winterization differ based on geographic region where the cold months present themselves in different ways?
What are the most overlooked winterization projects?
What home improvement projects are best suited for the fall?
What home systems are most vulnerable?

It’s getting chilly out there, so check back soon to find out the best ways to protect your home from the cold and wet.

Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!