Winter is approaching, and as a homeowner, you have more to do than gather firewood and get the sweaters out of storage: your home needs to be winterized. It may be best that you let a quality contractor take care of the home winterizing so you’ll be secure in the knowledge that the job was done correctly. When winterizing, make sure to:
Install storm doors and windows. When you install storm doors and windows, you can increase energy efficiency in your home by up to 45%. Install storm doors and windows on the outside of your regular doors and windows.
Check your insulation. Go into your attic, and if you can see the ceiling joists, then you could probably use additional insulation. Adding insulation to your attic will boost the energy efficiency of your home.
Insulate your pipes. When you wrap your pipes, you can help keep the heat in and even raise the temperature of the water running through the pipes. This allows you to reduce the wear on your boiler by running less water, which can save you money on your gas and water bills. Wrapping your pipes with insulation will also help prevent your pipes from freezing during those cold winter nights.
Inspect your roof for any broken or missing shingles. Even the highest quality roofing material can be adversely affected by severe storms, pooling water, and ice buildup. In windy weather, tiles could get torn off your roof and cause accidents, so take care to remove debris and fix any broken or cracked tiles or shingles on your roof as soon as possible.
For expert home winterization, as well as siding, window and roof repair, call Bak Brothers Remodeling, Inc. in the Chicago, Illinois area at (224) 205-4731 to learn about our excellent services that can help put you and your family at ease. We are available to answer any questions you may have, so don’t delay—call today.