While it might seem like you’ve got plenty of time to prepare for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Natick. 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 can be a useful tool in keeping your indoor space warm throughout winter. First and foremost, look to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are usually more energy efficient compared to 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 confirm they don’t need additional insulation. Gaps can drop the temperatures and make your home feel drafty.
You can also use your curtains to stay comfortable. 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 avoid losing heat.
Your replacement doors can have a big 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 consider 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, now is the time to get them fixed. Deterioration to the outside of your home, especially wood surfaces, can be a warning 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 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 Natick team a call at (781) 239-1161, visit us in the Natick showroom or book an in-home consultation with us online. We will happily give you some assistance!