Hearth & Home handymen offer services to weatherproof your home. Effectively weatherproofing your home can save you up to 15 percent on both heating and cooling annually. Also, doing this will protect your home structure. Weather conditions are out of your control, but weatherproofing your home isn’t. Here on 5 tips on effectively weatherproofing your home.
1. Install Storm Windows
Installing storm windows have a great benefit. They provide an added layer of protection against unwanted cold air. They are mounted on the outside of your current window panes. Also, you could caulk around old windows if this is something you can’t install right now.
2. Insulate Your Attic
Many times heating and cooling are lost thru the attic entryway. For example, a gap of less than half of an inch can feel like an opening as big as 6 inches. That being said, it can change the feel of your house temperature by a lot. This can easily be fixed by adding insulation to the attic entrance. Our handymen can get the job done for you!
3. Add Door Draft Stoppers
A door draft stopper lines the gap between the bottom of your door and the floor. You can use them on exterior and interior doors. There are many different kinds of door draft stoppers. It’s up to you what you are comfortable with. For example, some are stick-on while others are simply magnetic.
4. Insulate your Water Heater
Your water heater will greatly benefit from being insulated. Think of it like a blanket for your water heater. There are many benefits to this. First, you are helping your water heater retain heat more. This means the heater won’t have to use as much energy to work. Also, this means that you can reduce heat loss by about 25-45%. The result is saving you money!
5. Add Honeycomb Cellular Shades
Honeycomb cellular shades keep cold air out of your window and window frames. The shades are meant to be lowered at night and opened during the day. The solar energy from the shades can be used to help warm up your home. An added bonus is that these shades have benefits in the summer as well. they keep harsh sun rays out which results in a cooler home.
We offer many effective weatherproofing services for your home. Our professionals have the best experience around with much to offer. We work hard for you and are just a phone call away. Contact us today and we’ll get you started. Don’t forget our sister company, Kendall Design + Build for your next big or small remodel project.