While it may seem like you’ve got plenty of time to prep for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Nashville. 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 can be a powerful tool in keeping your indoor space warm all winter long. First and foremost, look to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are generally more energy efficient as opposed to 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 make sure they don’t need additional insulation. Gaps can lower the temps and make your home feel drafty.
Your curtains can also help with your home comfort. 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.
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. You should 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 noticed 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 consult with a professional to review the cracks and help you determine the best solution. And while you are checking the exterior of your home, remember 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 Nashville experts a call at 615-348-8786, visit us in the Nashville showroom or schedule an in-home consultation with us online. We will gladly give you some assistance!