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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 Kingston. Colder weather is on the way. Fortunately, there are tools you can use to confirm your home is ready. Here are several areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.

Windows
Windows can be a powerful tool in keeping your home warm during the winter. First and foremost, assess to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are typically more energy efficient than 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 prevent the loss of heat.

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

Exterior
If you’ve noticed some cracks in the exterior of your home, it is the ideal 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 bring in a professional to take a look at the cracks and help you determine 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 Kingston professionals a call at 845-663-1025, visit us in the Kingston showroom or schedule an in-home consultation with us online. We will gladly give you some assistance!

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