Fall Preparations For The Home

As summer comes to an end, the cool and crisp fall weather starts to settle in. You can feel it in the air and when the leaves finally start to change, it becomes painfully obvious that summer is over. During this time of year, it is wise to start preparing your home for winter. Window Nation, the window replacement company serving MD, VA, DC, and OH would like to offer you a few tips to help you get your home ready for the colder months.

  1. Check for areas in your home that may be allowing for drafts. To keep your home warm in the winter and save money on energy bills, you need tight fitting windows and doors. Brand new replacement windows that are professionally installed by Window Nation will help keep your heating bills low and keep your furnace from having to work overtime to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

  2. Store your air conditioner in the basement or garage. You won’t need it for a few months, so making sure it is safely stored away until next year can keep it protected and avoid any damages that it may sustain during the winter.

  3. Install storm doors; energy efficient storm doors from Window Nation can offer insulation as well as protection for your home from the winter weather.

  4. Have your heating system checked. You’ll want to have annual maintenance services performed in the fall to make sure you don’t wake up to a freezing cold house in the middle of January.

  5. Go through your home to make sure that all heating ducts/vents are clean and dust free; make sure they are not blocked by furniture, carpeting or curtains.

  6. Have your fireplace or chimney cleaned. This should be done by a professional; you’ll want to have the chimney cleaner also check the damper to make sure it is tightly closed to prevent drafts.

  7. Make sure your gutters are clear. Remove leaves and other debris to keep the water draining correctly.

  8. Consider having your home re-sided with reinforced vinyl siding. The pros at Window Nation offer exceptional vinyl siding services; not only will new vinyl siding protect your home from the winter weather and add increased insulation, it will also give your home a fresh and beautiful new exterior that increases your home’s curb appeal.

Following these tips can help prepare your home for the harsh winter months. It is best to get started on these projects now, before the first leaves fall, so that you have plenty of time to complete these projects before the really chilly weather arrives!

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