Fall is your home’s ideal winterizing season. Sealing up and insulating your house now before temperatures drop will help lower your cold-weather energy bills to come. Many do-it-yourself (DIY) winterizing efforts are economical, and your utility savings will recoup any minor expenses to preserve your house. Check out typical trouble spots with common fixes so they won’t become major issues while autumn turns into winter.
Windows and Doors
All houses settle with age. When windows and doors shift, gaps can develop around their edges. Wind blowing cold air through those crevices will displace indoor heat, and warming up chilly drafts can be costly. To stop those gusts, caulk seams and trim meeting walls. Consider removing existing trim and upgrading your insulation surrounding frames. Replace any cracked window glass. If you swap out an entire window including the frame, prime all exposed wood before painting it. Read More