There is a chill in the air! We’re already half way through November and that means before we know it, winter will be arriving. But, is your home ready for the upcoming cold days and nights? Here are some helpful tips that can get your home weatherized and ready for winter.
Tip #1: Keep Your Outside Pipes Protected.
When water freezes, it expands, and that means any water that’s inside of the pipes, when the weather hits freezing, will cause your pipes to freeze too. This is never a good thing, as it can cause significant damage to your pipes, and can sometimes cause them to burst or crack. Before winter weather strikes, make sure all the water is drained out of the outdoor faucets and disconnect your hoses. In addition, cover the faucets with a well-made foam insulator to keep them protected further. These are available at local hardware stores or your nearest home improvement store.
Tip #2: Replace Your Roof.
If your roof is old and leaky, or simply has been repaired more times than you can count, it’s probably time for you to consider a full roof replacement. An updated roof will not only keep your home protected when the rain, snow, and ice start during the winter, but it will also help add value to your home. Contact us to see how we can help with your roof. We work closely with local Portland manufacturer, Malarkey, and we use only factory-trained installers.
Tip #3: Make Sure Your Windows and Doors Are Ready To Go.
If you have drafty windows and doors that leak all the amazing warm air to the outside, rather than keeping it inside, then you’re not using your heating system completely efficiently and you’ll likely feel annoying drafts and cold air. Not to mention, you’re wasting energy and that precious warm air will seep out, too. If your home has old doors or windows, it may be time to consider replacing them for newer, energy efficient ones. This 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, and more!
Not sure which window or door option is right for your home? We have options that will fit your budget and your style preferences! Contact our team of experienced professionals so you can be ready for the upcoming colder days and months. With locations in Portland, Central Oregon, and surrounding Vancouver area, we’re able to serve customers with varying budgets and home styles. Contact us today for more information!