4 Tips on Winterizing Your Home

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Winter weather has arrived in the Northwest and it is cold out there! Now is the time to get your home ready for the next several months of winter weather. Here are some tips on winterizing your home.

Tip #1: Say goodbye to drafts.
Did you know that drafts from your doors or windows can cause you to waste a significant percentage of energy each month? Tired of rolling up towels to put at the base of your doors or around your windows because of the leaking cold air? It is time to consider replacing them.

New Energy Star certified windows and doors are an investment that will save you money in the long run. This is because you will not be wasting precious warm air during the winter or cool, air-conditioned air in the summer. Not to mention, new windows and doors will add value to your home. So when it comes time to sell, you can see a great return on investment.

Tip #2:  Tune up your heating system.
Preventative maintenance on your heating system is important because it can help keep it functioning at peak efficiency. Keeping air filters clean is also important because it can save money on energy use and it will also help keep your air cleaner. That means you and your family can breathe air that’s free of allergens or pollutants. In addition, a well-functioning heating system will work well with your new windows and doors!

Tip #3: Add insulation.
Having enough insulation in your home is one of the best ways to winterize your home. It can also save money and energy at the same time. Adding insulation between walls, as well as on your attic floor and basement ceiling will help cover the home well and keep it warm during the winter.

Tip #4: Work with a reputable contractor.
When you start researching contractors in your area, be sure you take the time to read online reviews. In addition, ask them for pictures of recently completed jobs, and be sure you take note of any red flags. Some home improvement to-dos should be left to the professionals.

Our experienced team of pros at Lifetime Windows & Doors has been helping people install new windows and doors, siding, and roofs for the last two decades. That translates to hands on experience that you can trust. Ready to get your home winterized? We’re happy to provide free quotes on replacing your worn windows or doors with new ones that are energy efficient and insulated and can also help with roof or siding replacements.

We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. No matter what your winterizing project is, our professional team can help you get your home updated so you’re ready to stay warm this winter. Don’t delay and contact us today for information on how to get your appointment on the books!