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Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips

Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips

While it might seem like you’ve got some time to get ready for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Syracuse. Colder weather is on the way. Fortunately, 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
Windows can be a powerful tool in keeping your indoor space warm throughout winter. First and foremost, check to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are generally 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.

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.

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 influence your home’s heating efficiency. Take the time to check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also think about installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an added barrier to your home, and can help optimize energy efficiency.

Exterior
If you’ve seen 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 evaluate 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 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 Syracuse experts a call at 315-565-0399, visit us in the Syracuse showroom or book an in-home consultation with us online. We will gladly give you some assistance!

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