Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips
While it might seem like you’ve got a fair amount of time to get ready for winter, temperatures are already dropping in West Springfield. Colder weather is about here. However, there are tools you can use to ensure your home is ready. Here are several areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.
Windows can be a useful tool in keeping your indoor space warm during the winter. First and foremost, check to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are typically more energy efficient compared to older models. Double-pane windows and other newer technology work to keep the cool air out and heat in your home. If you’re not in need of replacement windows, you should still check your windows to ensure they don’t need additional insulation. Gaps can lower the temps and make your home feel drafty.
Your curtains can also help with your home comfort. During the day, opening curtains lets in sunlight to produce some extra warmth into your home. Once the sun sets, close the curtains to add a barrier between your windows and the warm air to avoid losing heat.
Your replacement doors can have a significant impact on the temperature in your home during the winter. As with windows, gaps around doors can lower your home’s heating efficiency. You should check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also think about installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an added barrier to your home, and can help enhance energy efficiency.
If you’ve noticed some cracks in the exterior of your home, this is a great time to get them fixed. Deterioration to the outside of your home, especially wood surfaces, can be an indication of moisture damage. You’ll want to have a professional to take a look at the cracks and help you decide the best solution. And while you are checking the exterior of your home, be sure to protect exterior faucets to avoid burst pipes and damage to your home.
If you’re ready to invest in replacement windows or a storm door to keep your home warmer, give the Pella of West Springfield professionals a call at (413) 561-7599, visit us in the West Springfield showroom or arrange an in-home consultation with us online. We will gladly give you some assistance!