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4 Steps to a Weatherproof Home

4 Steps to a Weatherproof Home

Seal your windows, doors, home and even protect your deck.

Knock It Out in a Weekend

Winterize a Hot Water Heater

Winterize a Hot Water Heater

Prepare for cold temperatures by pressurizing the system.

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How to Winterize Your Garden

How to Winterize Your Garden

Save time in spring by cleaning up and organizing your garden before winter.

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How to Winterize Your Lawn

Prepare your lawn now for a better summer.

Install a Frost-Free Sillcock

Installing a sillcock prevents frozen pipes.

Winterize an Unoccupied Home

No one home? Prepare it for winter.

Windows and Doors Message Boards

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Get and offer advice in our conversation about windows and doors.

Home Care and Maintenance

Home Care Guide

Maintenance tips and illustrated how-tos for windows, pipes and more.

Top 20 Winterizing Projects

  1. 1. Easy Winterizing of Your Home (01:00)

    Try these simple maintenance tips to help get your home ready for winter.

  2. 2. How to Winterize a Water Heater

    Learn how to prepare a home for the cold by winterizing the water heater and pressurizing the system.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. How to Install a Stop-and-Waste Valve

    Below-freezing winter temperatures can cause the water in pipes to freeze, expand and burst the pipes. To prevent this, install a stop-...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 4. Easy Winterizing of Your Home (01:00)

    Try these simple maintenance tips to help get your home ready for winter.

  5. 5. How to Winterize Your Lawn

    Autumn is a great time to prepare your lawn for a better summer. Planting and fertilizing are among the steps needed to winterize your ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How to Maintain a Humidifier

    These step-by-step instructions show how to clean and maintain a whole-house humidifier to prepare for the winter months.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. How to Winterize a Toilet

    Learn how to winterize a toilet to keep it from freezing when the cold weather comes.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. Winterizing Sprinklers (00:01:24)

    Protect your sprinkler system with these winterizing tips.

  9. 9. Winterizing of Your Home (01:00)

    Try these simple maintenance tips to help get your home ready for winter.

  10. 10. How to Install a Frost-Free Sillcock

    Use these step-by-step instructions to install an outdoor frost-free sillcock -- and avoid frozen and burst pipes.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. Winterizing Doors (03:53)

    Add weather stripping to keep cold drafts from blasting your home.

  12. 12. Winterizing Tips for Your Home (04:22)

    Discover tips for checking window seals and to save on heating.

  13. 13. Winter Garden Tips (00:04:10)

    Winterizing your garden can save you lots of time in the Spring.

  14. 14. How to Insulate an Outdoor Water Heater

    These steps demonstrate how to separate and insulate an outdoor water heater and its pipes in order to prevent a bulge in the adjacent ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  15. 15. Winterizing Tips (00:01:32)

    Before cold weather arrives, use these tips for winterizing your home.

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