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Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips

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While it may seem like you’ve got plenty of time to prep for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Greenfield. Colder weather is on the horizon. However, 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 can be a powerful tool in keeping your home warm all winter long. First and foremost, check 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 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 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 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.

Your replacement doors can have a big impact on the temperature in your home during the winter. As with windows, gaps around doors can lower 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 extra barrier to your home, and can help optimize energy efficiency.

If you’ve seen some cracks in the exterior of your home, now is the 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 Greenfield experts a call at (413) 829-0299, visit us in the Greenfield showroom or arrange an in-home consultation with us online. We will gladly give you some assistance!