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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 a fair amount of time to prepare for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Hingham. Colder weather is on the way. 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 home warm throughout winter. First and foremost, look to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are generally more energy efficient than 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.

You can also use your curtains to stay comfortable. During the day, opening curtains lets in sunlight to create 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 big 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 contemplate installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an extra barrier to your home, and can help enhance 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 warning of moisture damage. You’ll want to have a professional to review 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 Hingham professionals a call at 781-826-8005, visit us in the Hingham showroom or schedule an in-home consultation with us online. We’d be happy to give you some assistance!

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