Prepping your North Fork home for cold weather, maybe for the first time? Our checklist makes it easy
Winter is coming, whether you like it or not. And for some North Fork homeowners, that means a list of maintenance to-do’s that may also be never-done-before’s. From calling your irrigation specialist to shut down your outdoor sprinklers to having the heating system checked before the season’s first frost and cleaning the chimney, first-time homeowners (or those who are newly staying in their North Fork home year-round due to the pandemic) may find preparing their home for winter living can entail more than they anticipated.
“For many people this is their first home,” said Sheri Winter Parker, licensed associate real estate broker with The Corcoran Group. “A lot of people are apartment dwellers or home renters so home ownership can be a new experience.” The good news is that with some pre-planning and relying on the help of local experts, you can make sure you — and your home — are ready for colder temperatures.