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Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips

Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips

While it could seem like you’ve got plenty of time to prep for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Danville. Colder weather is on the horizon. Luckily, there are tools you can use to ensure your home is ready. Here are some areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.

Windows
Windows can be a great tool in keeping your house warm throughout 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 confirm they don’t need additional insulation. Gaps can bring temperatures down and make your home feel drafty.

Your curtains are another way to keep cozy. 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 avoid losing heat.

Doors
Your replacement doors can have a significant 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 consider installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an extra barrier to your home, and can help enhance energy efficiency.

Exterior
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 sign of moisture damage. You’ll want to consult with a professional to evaluate 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 destruction 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 Danville experts a call at 217-443-3355, visit us in the Danville showroom or schedule an in-home consultation with us online. We will happily give you some assistance!

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