How to Prepare Your Home for Fall Weather

Fall in the Pacific Northwest is one of the best times of year! The leaves are changing beautifully. The weather is crisp and cool and the sun is out! Now that autumn is here, there are a couple of important tips to help get your home ready for season.

Tip #1: Don’t ignore energy inefficiency.
Are your windows damaged or cracked? Or maybe they are simply so old that they leak cold air inside? It’s a fact that old, single-pane windows are not energy efficient. They will bring cold air inside and let heated air escape. Your heating system will work harder to keep your living space comfortable. That translates to increased energy bills. New windows will keep warm air in this autumn. That will in turn, save you significant money each year. If you install new windows, you will notice right away the energy savings! And, you won’t feel drafts as much, either.

Tip #2: Check your roof.
It’s no secret that fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest is cold and windy. Your roof plays an important role in keeping you protected from the elements. Need a roof replacement? Fall is a great time to do that. The weather is usually dry enough, allowing roofing teams to finish the job before it gets cold, wet and slippery out there. Replacing your roof will not only look nice and help utilize less energy, but it will add resale value to your home. If your roof is 15 to 20 years old, then it’s time to talk about replacement with one of our roofing professionals. And, we use only Malarkey Roof and Hardie Siding products in our roof replacements, which is the best of the best.

We proudly serve the greater Portland area, Southwest Washington, and Central Oregon. Ready to get your fall preparation checklist for your home complete? We can help you get the information you need on window or roof replacement, in addition to doors and siding! So, whatever your home project entails, we’ll help get it weatherized just in time for autumn season. Call us today to get started.