This summer in the Pacific Northwest has been epic. It has been hot for weeks on end, with no end in sight. But, fall has arrived and the signs of autumn are already starting to appear. The clouds are starting to roll in, the days are getting shorter, and cooler weather is on the horizon. Now is a great time to start thinking about how to protect your home from upcoming cooler weather. Here are some important tips on how to protect your home from the upcoming cooler weather.
Tip #1: If your windows or doors are broken, don’t ignore it.
If you have a damaged or broken window, don’t put off replacing it. Replacing these items will help you reduce the risk of having moisture leakage, which can cause significant damage to areas around your windows and doors. If left unattended, it could cause dry rot to set in, which can cause significant issues with the structure of your home and it can be very expensive to fix, too.
Tip #2: Think about energy efficiency.
Are you living in a home with single pane glass windows or old, leaky doors? If so, you’re likely wasting significant energy each year. Warm air gets outside and cool air makes its way in during the fall and winter months and same goes when it’s summertime – hot air gets in and the cool air leaks out. When you replace your windows, you’ll not only see a difference in energy savings, but you’ll notice that it’s very quiet, too! You’ll be comfortable and save money on your utility bill, so it’s a win-win.
Tip #3: Get your roof examined.
Your roof will protect you from the wet and windy weather that is likely to start up once autumn and winter roll around. If you have needed a roof replacement, now is a great time to do that. The weather is still dry enough and you’ll have it ready to go in time for the cooler months. If you end up needing a roof replacement later in the year, we’ve got you covered—we replace roofs year-round. Replacing your roof will help improve home energy efficiency and it will also help add value to your home. Roof replacement should happen every 15-20 years so if it has been that long, you should consider having a professional look at it. A new roof is a worthwhile investment and our professionals at Lifetime Windows & Doors can help. We use only Marlarkey Roof and Hardie Siding products in our roof replacements, which is the best of the best.
We are proud to serve the greater Portland area as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our experienced team will come out and provide the information you need on window and door replacement in addition to roof replacement. We’ll help protect your home and get it weatherized just in time for the shift in seasons, so contact us today.