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Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips

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While it might seem like you’ve got a fair amount of time to prep for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Lewes. Colder weather is on the way. Fortunately, there are tools you can use to confirm your home is ready. Here are a few 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 typically more energy efficient compared 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 ensure they don’t need additional insulation. Gaps can lower the temps and make your home feel drafty.

You can also use your curtains to stay comfortable. 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 reduce heat loss.

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. Make sure to check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also consider installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an additional barrier to your home, and can help enhance energy efficiency.

Exterior
If you’ve seen 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 have a professional to evaluate the cracks and help you decide 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 Lewes experts a call at 757-208-7052, visit us in the Lewes showroom or book an in-home consultation with us online. We will happily give you some assistance!