How To Protect Your Home During Extremely Cold Weather

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If you have to keep your jacket on inside and you've been wearing a knit hat to bed, chances are your home is not as winterized as you'd like it to be — or, you just really like your outerwear. Knowing how to protect your home during extremely cold weather is the first step to increasing your winter comfort level and protecting your home, but implementing those changes is the part many us get hung up on.

Though it's easy to assess that a drafty window can be the culprit of a chilly room, understanding what to do about that window — short of replacing it altogether — is not necessarily intuitive. Whether you're renting an apartment, or living in a home you own, there's only so much you can do when it's already the dead of winter and you're already feeling colder inside than you should be.

Here I've put together a list of ways to protect your home when it's ~extra~ cold out. Aka, when you find out there's a winter weather advisory for the weekend and you don't have time to re-insulate your entire home, but don't want the pipes to burst or the wind to blow your hair from inside. Here are a few solutions you can manage on your own, without spending a ton of money or hiring a outside help: