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Winter, Your Way: Low-Maintenance Living Makes Cold Weather More Manageable

As the seasons shift into fall and then winter, the weather will be getting progressively colder. While this is good for when you want to wear your favorite sweater or cuddle by the fire, it can also mean putting in extra effort to keep your home well maintained. From raking up leaves to winterizing your home, it can be a heavy lift and an increasingly larger burden. One way to lighten the load is to consider owning a new construction home that offers a low-maintenance lifestyle, regardless of season.

Keep the Cold Out

Depending on where your home is located, temperatures can range from slightly more chilly to well below freezing. If your home is no longer retain heat or keeping the cold at bay, this can cause a negative impact on your day-to-day life in a number of ways.

Many older homes have drafts that could let the weather come inside your home. This can negatively impact you both physically as well as financially. With a new Epcon home, you can be sure that the modern homebuilding materials and our cutting-edge construction techniques are protecting your home against the cold, windy weather. It will be quality that you can see and feel for years to come in your Epcon community.

You won’t have to rely on extra sweatshirts and blankets on chilly winter nights. Instead you can count on your new home to stay warm and stop any heat from escaping (or cold from entering). This is especially helpful because you’ll have greater energy efficiency, allowing you to waste less and save more money on your monthly utility bills.

Get a Helping Hand

The colder seasons aren’t just going to affect the inside of your home, the weather will be bringing lots of changes outdoors as well. For these winter months, many places across the country will see leaves falling first, followed by freezing rail or snow.

Oftentimes, this precipitation can be the biggest hurdle to overcome. Not only will it disrupt your plans, but it may also create a mess on sidewalks and driveways that needs to either melt or get cleaned up. When bad weather happens regularly over the course of many months, tending to your exterior landscape becomes an even bigger hassle than usual.

Raking up leaves and shoveling snow is an especially tedious chore in the fall and winter. Not only is it physically draining to walk around and pick up all the debris, it’s also a very time-consuming task. Many homeowners will have to rake and shovel on multiple occasions each season, often at inconvenient times like early in the morning.

Some lucky homeowners get to avoid this extra work though. Many of our Epcon communities offer a low-maintenance lifestyle. This means that you won’t have to waste time dealing with all of the side effects of winter weather, since raking and shoveling is often included in the HOA coverage.

This will leave you with more time to enjoy classic fall and winter activities — like taking in all of the natural beauty that surrounds you as you walk through your new Epcon community. But low-maintenance living doesn’t stop there, you’ll also be able to enjoy the benefits throughout the spring and summer months.

There is a Better Option

If outdoor maintenance, cold drafts and high energy bills are something you’d like to let pass you by like the seasons, consider moving to an Epcon community to see how you can live well every day in a new luxury, single-level home.

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