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Winter-ify Your Home with These Prep Tips

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While it might seem like you’ve got plenty of time to prep for winter, temperatures are already dropping in San Antonio. Colder weather is about here. Luckily, there are tools you can use to ensure your home is ready. Here are several areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.

Windows
Windows can be a useful tool in keeping your house warm all winter long. First and foremost, check 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 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 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 prevent the loss of heat.

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 lower your home’s heating efficiency. Take the time to check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also contemplate installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an added barrier to your home, and can help optimize 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 sign of moisture damage. You’ll want to consult with a professional to review the cracks and help you decide the best solution. And while you are checking the exterior of your home, be sure 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 San Antonio professionals a call at (210) 361-3496, visit us in the San Antonio showroom or book an in-home consultation with us online. We will gladly give you some assistance!

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