While it might seem like you’ve got some time to prepare for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Wilmington. Colder weather is on the way. Luckily, 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 powerful tool in keeping your house warm during the winter. First and foremost, check 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 colder temps out and heat in your home. If you’re not in need of replacement windows, you should still check your windows to make sure they don’t need additional insulation. Gaps can bring temperatures down and make your home feel drafty.
Your curtains can also help with your home comfort. During the day, opening curtains lets in sunlight to produce 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 big impact on the temperature in your home during the winter. As with windows, gaps around doors can lower 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 added barrier to your home, and can help improve energy efficiency.
If you’ve observed 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 an indication of moisture damage. You’ll want to consult with 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 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 Wilmington experts a call at 910-218-9596, visit us in the Wilmington showroom or book an in-home consultation with us online. We will gladly give you some assistance!