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Five Ways to Prepare Your Home Before a Freeze

Categories: Holiday, Maintenance, Mayberry Homes General, News, Real Estate, Uncategorized | Posted: December 21, 2022

The cooler weather conjures up images of fireplaces, holiday gatherings and hot chocolate. While it may be easy to prepare your lifestyle for the winter months, as a home owner it is important not to neglect essential pre-winter home maintenance. To keep you and your home safe and ready for cold temperatures, consider taking the following steps.

Prepare outdoor pipes. Before cooler temperatures arrive, you must take steps to insulate your outdoor pipes to prevent damage. How does damage to your pipes occur? When water freezes, it expands which in turn causes your pipes to expand leading to cracks or potential bursts. To avoid broken pipes, drain them so any excess water is removed. If you have any hoses laying around in your yard, drain and store them away for the spring.

Clear out gutters. Cleaning gutters is a chore for most home owners. Yet, this pre-winter outdoor project can protect your home from future water damage. If your gutters are full of debris, it can back up rain or melting snow that would otherwise be properly drained by gutters leading to potential roof or foundation damage.

Schedule a heating system check-up. Don’t wait until your heater breaks to call a professional! Schedule an appointment with a heating system expert for a check-up to make sure your system is functioning optimally. Even if you have a new heating system, don’t forget to change the filter. A furnace filter that is dirty reduces the efficiency of your system, which could increase your heating bill. A good rule of thumb is to replace your furnace filter every three months while it is in use.

Seal doors and windows. During the winter months, heat always tries to find a way to escape from your home. Cracks and gaps around your windows are doors are most common. A simple addition of caulk or weatherstripping can keep the heat inside your home. Any crack that is bigger than the width of a nickel should be caulked.

Prepare a cold weather safety kit. Severe winter storms cause power outages, potentially putting you and your family at a safety risk. Before winter hits, consider assembling a home winter safety kit for you and your family. Some items to consider are a working fire extinguisher, back up generator and shovel or deicing fluid to remove snow from entryways and sidewalks.

What to expect at your sales appointment.

Categories: Buying New, Mayberry Homes General, New Homes, News, Real Estate, Uncategorized | Posted: September 27, 2022

We understand building a new home may be a bit overwhelming, which is why we work diligently to make the experience easy and enjoyable.

Your first step will be to sit down with a New Home Expert to talk about your housing needs, price point, etc. This allows us to familiarize you with the variety of floor plans and options. Our sales program is interactive and personalized! Here is a video of how it works.

At Mayberry Homes, we want your home to reflect everything about your ideal lifestyle. Tile floors, wood trim, extra-large pantries and picture windows—all these little, seemingly insignificant details add up to major lifestyle points. Our vast inventory of finish options will suit any style.

Once you’ve selected your floor plan and options, a proposal contract will be presented and signed and your initial deposit will be due. Once the proposal is accepted by Mayberry Homes, your individualized floor plan will be ordered.

You’ll find a comprehensive list of available floor plans on our website, but if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, our team will work with you on a custom home specific to your chosen property.

To learn more about how easy it is to build with Mayberry Homes, please call or email us today!

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