Getting Your Peterborough Cottage Ready For Winter

By: Marilyn Rogers

Getting Your Peterborough Cottage Ready For Winter

If you haven't done so, it's time to start thinking about getting ready for the winter months as we say good bye to summer. Having a cottage that’s winterized is a great idea – not only does it make your cottage more appealing to buyers if you ever decide to sell, it ensures you and your family can enjoy cozy cottage evenings all year-round. And, if you’d rather avoid the drive during the winter months, you can always rent it out to generate extra income when you’re not interested in using it. Here are a few things you’ll need to consider:
 
Electrical
 
If your cottage is not winterized, it might run on electric heating, which can be very expensive to heat the cottage with during the winter. Installing a wood stove and basically pay for itself after a few winters.
 
Plumbing
 
Your pipes may need to be insulated to prevent them from freezing during the winter months, and it’s possible that upgrades could be required for water-using appliances or your septic system.
 
Insulation
 
A warmer home in the winter months means increased levels of moisture, which can lead to mold issues if not handled correctly. You may need to look into installing a vapour barrier if you intend to use your cottage during the winter.
 
Winterizing your cottage can be a costly but worthwhile investment. If you are currently looking to purchase a cottage, consider looking into cottages that are already winterized.