Winter Preparation for McHenry New Homes

December 14, 2011
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Winter Preparation Tips for McHenry New Homes

Gerstad Builders understands that buying a new home is a serious investment that needs to be protected. To help ensure that a buyer’s new home will be safe this season, the builder of McHenry new homes offers tips to help homeowners prepare for winter.

“We want to make sure that our homeowners have a fun and safe winter,” said Roger Gerstad, president of Gerstad Builders. “By taking a few simple precautions, our residents can get their homes in the best condition possible to handle the sometimes harsh winter months.”

Below are some steps homeowners should take to winterize their homes:

  • Change the furnace filter.
  • Check the home’s weather stripping on doors and windows.
  • Remove hoses and other items that may be connected to outdoor spigots.
  • Change the batteries in all smoke detectors and make sure they are fully functional.

Gerstad Builders constructs new homes in several locations throughout Illinois and Wisconsin including McHenry, Poplar Grove, Richmond and Williams Bay.

Liberty Trails is a quiet enclave of new homes in McHenry County that is nestled inside a master-planned community. Composed of ranch and two-story homes that span 1,382 to 3,200 square feet, the community boasts floor plans that feature two to four bedrooms and up to three baths with elegant features such as Kohler fixtures and Colonist doors and trim.

Combine a charming rural setting with modern conveniences and the result is The Trails of Dawson Creek. Located near popular shopping, highways and schools in North Boone County, the community has new Poplar Grove homes with floor plans that range from 1,382 to 2,929 square feet and boast two to five bedrooms, one to three bathrooms and Colonist doors and trim. Living areas are expanded by the addition of partial basements.

The Trails of Pheasant Ridge is Gerstad Builder’s value driven community of 32 new homes. The community features eight ranch and five two-story floor plans that range in size from 1,382 to nearly 2,929 square feet. Homes boast spacious floor plans with two to four bedrooms, up to three bathrooms and basements.

Located in Wisconsin, Bailey Estates is composed of spacious Williams Bay homes on estate-sized lots. With floor plans that range from 1,800 to 3,200 square feet, as many as five bedrooms and up to three baths, there is a home to accommodate every family. When completed, residents will enjoy a planned four-acre park.

For more information the communities built by Gerstad Builders, visit or call 815-385-4495.

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Roger Gerstad is the president of Gerstad Builders, a family-owned and operated company committed to construction of homes of the highest quality known to the industry. Roger is a graduate of Bradley University and was educated in the field of construction through the wisdom and leadership of his father. Gerstad has developed the communities of Mill Creek, Waters Edge, Winding Creek, Deerwood, Chesapeake Hills, Abbey Ridge, The Trails of Winding Creek, Pebble Creek, Timber Trails, The Trails of Boone Creek, The Trails of River Oaks, The Towns of Boone Creek, Liberty Trails, and Abbey Ridge Townhomes in McHenry, Illinois as well as Pheasant Ridge in Richmond, Illinois, Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove, Illinois.

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