Fall is almost here, and that means that things are starting to cool down. With winter on the way, now’s the time to get your last big projects done so that you can be prepared for the cold months ahead. Check out this list from Kingsford Siding for tips on the best projects to take out before winter arrives.
Update Your Doors & Windows
With colder temperatures on the way, it’s a great time to consider updating your doors and windows with more cold-resistant materials. Older, single-pane windows can cause warm air to leach out during cold months. New windows are designed to keep internal temperatures better regulated. Old doors experience the same problem, and can let in cold air around the frame. Taking the initiative to upgrade your doors and windows will give you a simple way to make your house better at retaining heat in the cold months ahead. As a plus, when summer rolls around again, it’ll help retain cold air in your home, too.
Painting Your Home Interior
During the summer, the air is often too humid to reliably paint the interior of your home. Looking on the other side of the year, in the winter, painting can be harder just because the only way to ventilate your home afterward is to open it up to cold external temperatures. Painting during the fall gives you the ideal conditions to ventilate your home without worrying about humidity levels.
Upgrading Your Thermostat
If you’ve got an old thermostat in your house, you could be losing out on money and comfort without even knowing it. Upgrading your old thermostat to a new, programmable one gives you the ability to have your home automatically heat and cool based on your schedule. That means you won’t have to wait on your home to heat up or leave your heat running all day to stay comfortable. Smart thermostats even offer a way to learn when you’re going to be home and when you’re not, letting them set themselves easily.
Repair Your Roof
Prevent the freezing temperatures of the winter from damaging your roof by taking some time to repair while you still can, making sure to address any leaks in it. Once winter arrives, those leaks can turn into weak spots that lead to serious damage later in the future.
Insulate Exposed Plumbing
The last thing you want on a cold winter day is to have to cope with a pipe freezing and bursting. If you don’t insulate your pipes against cold temperatures, your water heater will have to work overtime to keep water from freezing, ramping up the costs of your energy consumption. Plus if you don’t insulate your pipes against cold weather, it can lead to them bursting later on, which can be a nightmare in the dead of winter.
Prepare for Winter with Kingsford Siding
Winter’s coming soon, and you want to make sure your home is prepared for whatever is around the corner. Let Kingsford Siding help you get prepared now so that you don’t have to deal with the problems later. We can help get your home ready with options including doors, windows, and more. Interested? Call us or contact us now to get started on your way to being prepared.