Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips
While it may seem like you’ve got a fair amount of time to prepare for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Casper. Colder weather is on the way. 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 great tool in keeping your home warm throughout winter. First and foremost, check to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are generally more energy efficient than 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 are another way to keep cozy. 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 reduce heat loss.
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. You should check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also contemplate installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an extra barrier to your home, and can help enhance energy efficiency.
If you’ve observed 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 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, remember 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 Casper professionals a call at 307-234-1518, visit us in the Casper showroom or arrange an in-home consultation with us online. We’d be happy to give you some assistance!