Winterizing your Home’s Exterior
With the summer heat fading away, fall is the perfect time to take a closer look at your home exterior in preparation for the winter. The up and coming snow, ice, and subfreezing temperatures can lead to costly utility bills and repairs if you’re not prepared. Check up on the essential basic maintenance tasks before entering the snowy season.
Roofing. Roofing is a huge investment in your home. Your roof is crucial to the safety and value to your home and serves as the overall barrier between your family and the natural elements. The weight of snow can be a real endurance test for your roof. There are a few materials better suited for the threats of the winter season. Asphalt shingles are a good affordable option, insulating your home from the cold temperatures and durable enough for the heavy snow. Tile roofing and slate roofs are also a nice durable option, but being heavy themselves, they require a little additional reinforcement.
Insulated Siding. Insulated siding is a must for homes in order to reduce energy consumption, increase the insulation value system, and improve the stability and appearance of your home’s exterior. With a variety of styles and colors to choose from, insulated siding is the best option for maintaining energy efficiency and staying up to date with industry-leading insulation technology.
Doors and Windows. During the winter season, most of your home’s heat will escape from poorly sealed doors and windows. Sometimes simply caulking around your windows and doors will be sufficient but if they are leaky and drafty, it may be time for an update. Double paned windows are a great option and provide an air layer of insulation to maintain the heat in your home. Storm doors and windows can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency. They protect the main entry door from the elements, provide an extra pocket of insulation, can increase airflow and natural light, and provide an extra layer of security to your home.
If your home could use an update before the cold front hits, contact us for information and a variety of roofing, siding, door, and window options to ensure you can enjoy the beautiful Colorado snow from the comfort of your cozy, winter-ready home.