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Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips

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While it may seem like you’ve got plenty of time to prep for winter, temperatures are already dropping in South Burlington. Colder weather is on the horizon. Fortunately, there are tools you can use to make sure your home is ready. Here are a few areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.

Windows
Windows can be a useful tool in keeping your house warm during the winter. First and foremost, assess 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 cold 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 bring 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 big impact on the temperature in your home during the winter. As with windows, gaps around doors can reduce your home’s heating efficiency. Make sure to check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also think about installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an additional barrier to your home, and can help improve energy efficiency.

Exterior
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 consult with 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, remember to protect exterior faucets to avoid burst pipes and harm 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 South Burlington professionals a call at (802) 557-0429, visit us in the South Burlington showroom or book an in-home consultation with us online. We’d be happy to give you some assistance!