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Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips

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While it could seem like you’ve got a fair amount of time to get ready for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Hanover. Colder weather is about here. Fortunately, there are tools you can use to confirm your home is ready. Here are some areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.

Windows can be a great 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 usually 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 lower 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 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 a warning of moisture damage. You’ll want to bring in 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 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 Hanover team a call at 781-826-8005, visit us in the Hanover showroom or schedule an in-home consultation with us online. We’d be happy to give you some assistance!