Fall is finally beginning to arrive after a long, hot summer, and that means sunny days are giving way to beautiful, foggy dawns and crisp leaves underfoot. It’s the perfect time of year to sit outdoors and take in all of the splendor nature has to offer before the chill of winter begins to creep in. Before you know it, though, snow will begin to fall, leaving Bloomington blanketed in the icy glaze of winter’s chill, bringing with it alarmingly high monthly energy bills.
If you’re concerned about how much you’ll have to spend this winter on your home’s energy costs, winterizing your home is one of the wisest decisions you can make. At Window World in Bloomington, we can work with homeowners to help you get your home ready for winter before the first snow starts to fall. In this post, our window installation team talks about why fall is the ideal time for winterizing your home.
Why Winterizing is Important
Winterizing your home is important for a number of reasons. We’ve already talked about how it can help to keep your energy costs down. It also lowers your overall expenses by reducing the amount of money you have to spend on maintenance for your HVAC system when your system has to work harder to keep up.
Winterizing your home also helps protect your home in several ways:
● Limit damage due to debris and high winds by replacing outdated windows and siding
● Add to the comfort level of your home by reducing drafts and cold spots
● Reduce damage from water intrusion
Replacing Outdated Windows
There are a number of signs to look for when determining if your windows need to be replaced before winter hits. If your windows are drafty or show signs of moisture infiltration, this means they are not adequately sealed and most likely in need of window replacement. Obvious damage is a clear indicator of trouble, as well.
If you see any cracks or chips in the glass or damage around the window frame, it’s time for a new window. Finally, if your windows seem to be fine but your energy bills are simply too high every winter, it could mean it’s time to go ahead and update your windows.
In addition to window updates, here are a few more steps you can take to winterize your home:
● Update your siding
● Replace your entry door with something sturdier
● Install seamless gutters with gutter covers
Connect With our Bloomington Window Replacement Team Today
If last winter found you bundled up under blankets in your own home, it might be a good idea to update your home before winter hits this year. To learn about our color and style options, visit our Design Center and try on some looks that work well for your home.
When you’re ready, call our window replacement team a call at 309-827-5237. You can also contact us to get a free quote on winterizing your home this fall.