While it might seem like you’ve got plenty of time to prep for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Memphis. Colder weather is on the horizon. However, 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 can be a great tool in keeping your indoor space warm all winter long. 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 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 drop the temperatures and make your home feel drafty.
Your curtains are another way to keep cozy. 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.
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. You should check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also think about installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an additional barrier to your home, and can help improve energy efficiency.
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 a sign of moisture damage. You’ll want to bring in a professional to review the cracks and help you decide the best solution. And while you are checking the exterior of your home, remember 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 Memphis team a call at 901-401-9399, visit us in the Memphis showroom or arrange an in-home consultation with us online. We will happily give you some assistance!