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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 some time to get ready for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Falls Church. Colder weather is on the way. Luckily, 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 great tool in keeping your house warm throughout winter. First and foremost, assess 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 the cool air 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.

You can also use your curtains to stay comfortable. 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.

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. Take the time to check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also contemplate installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an added 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 warning of moisture damage. You’ll want to bring in a professional to evaluate the cracks and help you determine 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 Falls Church professionals a call at 301-354-3689, visit us in the Falls Church showroom or schedule an in-home consultation with us online. We will gladly give you some assistance!

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