Winter is fast approaching, and there is a lot to do to get your home ready for snowfall! There are several exterior updates you can make to your home to lower your energy costs and defend your home against the harsh, unpredictable New England climate.
Perform necessary yard maintenance before storms begin
Do you have trees with low-hanging branches near your windows? Heavy winds during snow, rain and ice storms can cause these branches to break off from their trees and launch towards your home, damaging your doors and windows. Before the weather turns, make sure any vulnerable branches are trimmed down to ensure the safety of your home.
Check for drafts in your windows
Warm air may quickly escape from your home through cracks in your window frames. Older windows with full wooden frames are prone to rotting and may develop holes and openings over time. This will lead your home to require more resources to heat or cool your home, depending on the season, and cause your energy bills to drive up. If you feel consistent drafts throughout your home, it is time to consider replacing your windows with energy-efficient vinyl windows, with Low-E insulated glass.
If your wood windows are still in good shape, odds are they are glazed with only a single pane of glass.
Government studies have shown that adding storm windows can be as beneficial to your heating and cooling costs as replacing them with new vinyl windows.
Install storm doors
Protecting the entrances to your home is important to your security. A damaged door can leave the house vulnerable to wildlife and intruders, as well as any effects of the current weather from water damage to broken glass from the wind. Installing storm doors adds a durable layer of protection to your home. Storm doors can be manufactured with screens, glass inserts, or a combination of the two, and are manufactured to withstand intense weather changes.
Vinyl Window & Storm Door Installation in Haverhill, MA
If you are interested in replacing your windows or installing storm windows or storm doors, contact Coastal Industries, Inc. today! Our windows and doors are manufactured at our headquarters in Haverhill, Massachusetts and can be custom-made to fit perfectly inside your home. Our representatives will be able to provide you with a free quote for the exact specifications of your desired windows or doors. To learn more about our options, call Coastal Industries at 978-373-1543 or fill out our online contact form.