How Can I Prep My Home Now for Colder Temps?


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Dear Moss Building & Design,

There’s a chill in the air! What tips do you have for prepping my home for cooler temps?


Dear Dulles Mom,

Good question!

It’s time for our annual reminder on how to prep your home before we get a nightly frost warning:

• Turn off your outdoor water so your pipes don’t freeze.
• Clear out your gutters before the leaves start to fall, and then again after they have begun!
• Fix any slight openings or weaknesses in your window frames or under your doors to keep the heat in (and keep your power bill low).
• Check your roof for defects — you don’t want heavy snow to fall and potentially allow leaks inside your attic and upper ceilings.
• Prepare for blizzard season by prepping for potential power outages:

– Purchase a generator
– Stock up on bottled water and canned food
– Make sure you have matches or a lighter and plenty of candles
– And, most importantly, be sure you have plenty of games and activities on hand to keep your family busy!

The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a big winter in the DMV — get ahead of the weather and keep your home cozy and snug!


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