Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips
While it may seem like you’ve got plenty of time to prepare for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Decatur. Colder weather is about here. Luckily, there are tools you can use to ensure your home is ready. Here are a few areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.
Windows can be a useful tool in keeping your indoor space warm throughout winter. First and foremost, check to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are typically more energy efficient than older models. Double-pane windows and other newer technology work to keep colder temps out and heat in your home. If you’re not in need of replacement windows, you should still check your windows to confirm they don’t need additional insulation. Gaps can drop the temperatures and make your home feel drafty.
Your curtains can also help with your home comfort. During the day, opening curtains lets in sunlight to create 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 reduce heat loss.
Your replacement doors can have a significant impact on the temperature in your home during the winter. As with windows, gaps around doors can reduce your home’s heating efficiency. Take the time to check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also consider installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an extra barrier to your home, and can help optimize energy efficiency.
If you’ve seen some cracks in the exterior of your home, it is the ideal time to get them fixed. Deterioration to the outside of your home, especially wood surfaces, can be a sign of moisture damage. You’ll want to have a professional to take a look at the cracks and help you determine the best solution. And while you are checking the exterior of your home, don’t forget to protect exterior faucets to avoid burst pipes and destruction 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 Decatur professionals a call at 217-423-7722, visit us in the Decatur showroom or book an in-home consultation with us online. We will gladly give you some assistance!