How to Get Your Home Ready for Cold Temperatures

November is here. Temperatures are cooler. The leaves are falling, and winter will be here before we know it. Is your home ready to keep up with the cold weather? Here are some tips on getting your home winter weatherized.

#1: Stay on top of preventative maintenance for your heating system.
Maintenance on your heating system is important. It prolongs the life of your system and ensures you’re comfortable all season long. Professional HVAC technicians will clean the filters, make sure all of the inside components of the machine are working well, and if there is any issue or repair that needs to be repaired, they will let you know and get things running.

#2: Check your windows and doors.
Your windows and doors work in tandem with your heating system. How? If you have a great heating system that pumps warm air to your home, but leaky windows and doors that let all the warm air out, you’re in trouble. New, energy efficient windows and doors that are installed with the proper sealing will help keep you comfortable not only in the winter, but in the summer too, when your cool air-conditioned air tries to escape. We carry a variety of quality window and door products from Milgard, Simonton, ThermaTru, Simpson, Masonite, and more!

#3: Check your roof.
The Pacific Northwest is known for its rainy weather during this time of year. Is your roof able to keep you dry? If it’s old or leaky, or if you’ve repaired it many times, it’s likely time for a full roof replacement. A new roof keeps you and your family protected from the various elements we have – rain, snow, wind, and ice. And it adds value to your home! So contact us right away. We’ll answer questions about a potential roof replacement. We work closely with local Portland manufacturer Malarkey Roofing and we use only factory-trained installers.

So get ready for the change of weather and contact our team of experienced professionals. We proudly serve the Portland metro area, Central Oregon, and Southwest Washington. We’re standing by to help get your home project started!