There is no escaping the inevitable: snow and ice brought by the winter weather. This wind is starting to howl, and, soon, those gusts will carry snow drifts and flurries your way. So, before loads of snow begin threatening your home, it’s about time to winterize your home, particularly your windows and doors.
It may sound complex, but in reality, winterizing your home doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With a few simple tips, you’ll save money on your winter heating bills and stay a bit warmer throughout the season.
- Caulk your windows and doors. Did you know that you have to re-caulk your windows and doors every two to three years? New caulk helps fill holes and gaps around these home openings, preventing heat from escaping and keeping warm air inside your home where it belongs. As a result, you won’t need to overuse your heating system, and you’ll enjoy cozier spaces throughout winter.
- Apply weatherstripping. Do you see sunlight peeking through your exterior doors? Maybe, you feel drafts when you walk by your doors and windows? You might need to add weatherstripping to your door and window frames. Over time, weatherstripping wears out, becoming inefficient at sealing your entryways. Adding weatherstripping to the sides and top of your units will seal them as good as new, reducing your heating costs in the process.
- Add a door sweep. Much like weatherstripping, a door sweep placed at the bottom of your doors will seal the space between your entryway and the threshold, preventing cooler air and dirt from sneaking under your doors.
On top of these tips, working with a professional home improvement contractor like BSR will help keep the heat inside your home this winter. We provide quality exterior services that can make your home more comfortable and your bills less terrifying. To schedule a FREE consultation, call us at (607) 678-3611, or fill out our contact form. We offer complete renovation services in Ithaca, NY, and nearby areas.