Winter is Coming - 5 Exterior Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter!

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Does Your Home Need a Winter Remodel?

All Exterior Components Matter for the Cold

The purpose of your home is to shelter you from the harsh elements of drastic weather changes. However, sitting in your living room just isn’t that comfortable when the cold drafts of the outside somehow find their way in. You turn up the heater, prepare yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a blanket, but the problem still persists from the outside.

Summit Home Remodeling is aware of the many ways you can fortify your home for the cold weather. Beginning with the basics:

  • Have a door sweep handy to brush away cool air from your exterior door.

  • Reverse polarity of ceiling fan to push heated air where you want it.

  • Insulate your hot water heater to prevent dropping temperature.

But we also have some major tips for your home’s exterior. Learn about where it may need attention and it will prove beneficial in the long term!

  Attic insulation adds an extra layer of warmth to your home!

Attic insulation adds an extra layer of warmth to your home!

1. Attic Insulation

The best way to keep warm winter inside during the winter! With 12-18’ of blown-in insulation, you can expect to see your energy bills fall up to 30% when this technology gives rest to your home’s heater.

2. Insulated Windows

The amount of heat and draft depends on the type of windows you have. The best windows for the winter are low-E classified, argon filled, and hold an insulated spacer.

  Make sure your roof is fully fledged for the season!

Make sure your roof is fully fledged for the season!

3. Roof

Any missing shingle in your roof is an immediate vulnerability to snow and ice that deserves attention! If your roof exhibits consistent loose shingles, it is best to seek a more permanent solution for your roof via a full installation.

4. Siding to Withstand Cold

Budget friendly, energy efficient, and low maintenance, vinyl siding blankets your home with a barrier that keeps cool air out and warm air in, and vice versa during the summer. No heat should sink through the walls of your home with vinyl siding, so you can expect a warm winter with this option at bay.

  Your gutters mean more to your home than you think!

Your gutters mean more to your home than you think!

5. Gutters - Clean Them

Avoid ice dams and leaks in your gutters. Any excess water in there can cause huge damage to your home’s siding and roof. Ensure your gutters are completely prepared for the winter!

While many homeowners choose not to do work during the winter, we still encourage them to be proactive before the season comes around the corner! See what defenses we can offer your home with a free consultation or call 667-212-2759!