Fall is here in the Pacific Northwest and so far, it has been beautiful and mild with plenty of sunny days. But before we know it, we will be seeing plenty of clouds, wind and rain, and temperatures will start dropping. Winterizing your home – getting your home prepared for the upcoming cold season – is important. Here are some important tips for keeping your home protected from cold weather.
Tip #1: Don’t ignore roof problems.
Your roof serves an important purpose and keeping you and your family protected from wet, cold weather is one of its main jobs. If you have been putting off a roof replacement, don’t delay any longer. Fall is the perfect time to get your new roof installed because it will be good to go in time for the upcoming cold months. A roof replacement is a great way to save energy in your home and it will also add resale value to it, almost instantly. Installing a new roof should happen every 15 to 20 years, so if it’s been that long, chances are, a roof replacement is in the cards soon. Not sure? Our professionals at Lifetime Windows & Doors can look at it and offer advice. If a new roof is necessary, you can rest assured that we are experienced in roofing and only use Hardie products in our roof replacements, which is one of the best roofing products on the market today.
Tip #2: Make sure your windows and doors are up to the cold weather challenge.
If you’re living in a home with single pane glass windows or doors that are old and leaking air in and out, you are unfortunately wasting a lot of energy every year. When the cold weather starts, you will want to crank up your thermostat to stay warm, but if your windows and doors are allowing that warm air to creep out and the cool air to seep in, your heating system must work harder and that translates to higher energy bills. Window and door replacements will not only save you money, but you will also notice a big difference in noise reduction! New doors and windows in your home also add value to the home so if you plan on selling it in the future, you can count on that being a great selling point.
Now is the time to act on updating your home in time for cooler weather, so don’t hesitate in starting your project! We are glad to provide free quotes on replacing your old, inefficient windows or doors with new ones that are Energy Star rated and insulated. If your doors have seen better days, let us talk to you about options on a beautiful new door that will not only look great, but will also keep you out of the weather elements this year.
We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Whether it’s new windows or doors, new siding, or a roof replacement, our professional team can help you get your home ready for fall and winter weather. Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are, then contact us today for information on how an appointment scheduled.