Many families believe that, just because their home is new, there is not a need to take precautions to winterize it. Just like any other home, however, even new homes have areas that need to be addressed before the Pittsburgh winter sets in.
Jeff Costa, of Costa Homebuilders, feels that homeowners should be proactive in taking steps to winterize their new custom home. “Even though we use we use Energy Star foam insulation and seal all duct work, there are many precautions homeowners can take, to keep out the winter cold, as well as maintain the clean air within the house.”
The cool weather of autumn is a great time to take care of your sidewalks and driveways. Sealing these areas prior to winter setting in will protect these areas from things such as bitter cold, shoveling, and other wintertime chores that could otherwise damage these surfaces.