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Do you do anything to winterize your home?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 7, 2007

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Photo of Jesse Swaney

“I’ve helped friends put plastic over their windows, but we really don’t do anything ourselves. We live in an apartment, so there isn’t much we can do.”

Photo of Diana Freeman

“Yes. We cover up the weep holes in the crawl space under our house so that cold air doesn’t get in. We also installed insulation under our floorboards, which made a huge difference.”

Photo of Vincent Hardridge

“I just try to keep the fireplace lit during the night and check all the windows for drafts.”

Photo of Wayne Forte

“The only thing I do is to draw in our awning so it doesn’t fill up with rain and break the gears.”


Crossfire 10 years, 7 months ago

...just flip that little switch from COOL to HEAT.

Flap Doodle 10 years, 7 months ago

Each fall, my wattle and daub hut gets a new exterior plastering of mammoth biosolids.

sunflower_sue 10 years, 7 months ago

I put the down comforter on the bed. Gotta go hunt down those fireplace tools and make sure the propane torch is full.

hckleberry 10 years, 7 months ago

So I'll put it out to all you forum people here. We always put plastic up over our windows, if we dont the wind blows right through our house. BUT, this year we have cats, they love to rip the plastic up. Trying to figure out how to put the plastic on the outside, but there is no wood to put the small nails into, only siding. Anyone have any ideas (besides getting rid of the cats? lol )

GretchenJP 10 years, 7 months ago

Putting those plastic thingies over the cat's claws? This will prevent you from having to declaw them. Darn kitties! I have 3 myself.

GretchenJP 10 years, 7 months ago

LOL! Those darn thingies. Stay offa my lawn!!

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