How to Get Your Home Exterior Ready for a Cozy Winter

home exterior covered in snow

Is your home exterior prepared for extreme winter weather?

Did you know that up to 50% of your home’s heat can be lost through your windows during the winter? Or that your siding and shingles should be replaced about every 20 years? While the weather is still pleasant, you can take some time to winter-proof your home exterior. Getting your home ready for winter now is the best way to make sure that you’ll enjoy a cozy winter!

Check Your Windows

How old are your windows? If you have single-pane windows that are leftover from the 80s, then it’s time for replacement windows. Replacement windows are created to be as energy-efficient as possible. With multiple panes of glass, insulating gas in the frame, and weatherproof window seal, these windows will make a noticeable difference in your home’s temperature during the winter. No more drafts, and no more energy bills that are through the roof!

Fix Your Roof

Speaking of the roof, have you looked at your roof lately? Take a moment to scan your roof for missing shingles. You may also notice shingles that are curling or buckling, which is a sign that they might fall off. Another thing to look for is worn out shingles in the corners where one part of the roof meets another. Water tends to be funneled down these corners, which can be hard on your shingles. If it looks like your shingles need replaced, there’s no time to lose! Putting off fixing your roof can lead to leaks that do much more expensive damage.

Replace Your Siding

While you’re outside checking the roof, also take a moment to look over your vinyl siding. Notice any peculiar bubbles or warping? This can mean that the vinyl is old and is letting moisture under your home exterior. You may also notice rot or mildew growing outside or under your siding. These conditions aren’t ideal and can lead to extensive damage. Getting replacement siding now can save you from an expensive fix down the road as well as keep your home cozy and insulated during the winter!

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