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Renters, homeowners: What are your top concerns this winter?

Tell us what's worrying you about your home.

A person shovels the sidewalk after the snowstorm in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. Residents have been stranded at home for days by a punishing winter storm. (Scott Gable/The New York Times) (Scott Gable/The New York Times)

With temperatures this low, we’re all spending a lot more time at home. Unfortunately, the cold weather months also bring a number of problems that can make life difficult for homeowners and renters alike. 

Cold weather can lead to pipe bursts, melting snow runs the risk of causing leaks and other damage, and overworked heating systems may be on their last legs. To make matters worse, the United States is facing a skilled labor shortage that may make it harder to get the necessary fixes done. 

What are your top concerns as a homeowner or renter this winter? Tell us by filling out the survey below or emailing us at communi[email protected]. We may feature your response in a future article.