While it might seem like you’ve got some time to prep for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Southern Pines. Colder weather is on the horizon. Fortunately, there are tools you can use to ensure your home is ready. Here are several areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.
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 typically more energy efficient as opposed 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 make sure 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 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 influence your home’s heating efficiency. You should 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.
If you’ve noticed 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 an indication of moisture damage. You’ll want to consult with a professional to review the cracks and help you identify the best solution. And while you are checking the exterior of your home, be sure 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 Southern Pines experts a call at 910-444-0729, visit us in the Southern Pines showroom or schedule an in-home consultation with us online. We will gladly give you some assistance!