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Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips

Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips

While it could seem like you’ve got plenty of time to get ready for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Owensboro. Colder weather is about here. Fortunately, there are tools you can use to make sure your home is ready. Here are some areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.

Windows
Windows can be a powerful tool in keeping your house warm all winter long. First and foremost, check to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are generally more energy efficient as opposed 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 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 prevent the loss of heat.

Doors
Your replacement doors can have a large impact on the temperature in your home during the winter. As with windows, gaps around doors can influence your home’s heating efficiency. Make sure to check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also consider installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an added barrier to your home, and can help improve energy efficiency.

Exterior
If you’ve noticed 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 bring in a professional to take a look at the cracks and help you identify 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 Owensboro experts a call at 270-684-3028, visit us in the Owensboro showroom or arrange an in-home consultation with us online. We will happily give you some assistance!

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