Check for drafts:
One thing that people often overlook is the downsides to having drafty windows. This not only blows cold air in, but it also means that all of your heat is easily able to escape, meaning that you are having to spend more money on heating than you should. At Armorvue Home Exteriors, we offer replacement windows that we ourselves install! This means that you are able to more easily heat your home, without having to worry about drafts anymore. Get rid of those old windows that aren’t functioning the way that they should, and check out all of the different window options that we have to offer. This also applies to entry doors!
Protect your pipes:
The pipes in your home might just be the most unsung hero, but as soon as they freeze, you’ll start to understand why they’re so important. In order to combat this, you will need to make sure that they’re insulated to code, and, to further avoid freezing pipes, there’s another trick you can do. We suggest keeping a stream of water running from a few different faucets if the temperatures end up dropping severely. This will make sure that your pipes will neither freeze or burst. There are a lot of problems you already have to face during the winter, don’t let your pipes bursting be another.
Get your heating checked:
We’ve spoken enough about heating systems by now for you to know where we’re going with this. You should have your furnace, chimney, boiler, whatever you use to heat your home, checked every single year. It’s best to do this before winter sets in if there are any problems, but regardless, you need to make sure that when it does get really cold, you and the rest of your family are able to stay warm.
Test your detectors:
While the other things that we have mentioned so far might have been obvious, many people overlook checking your smoke detectors, and even their carbon monoxide detectors. Fires are much more common in the winter months, which means that it’s more important than ever to make sure that your batteries, if needed, have been replaced. You want to stay as safe as you can!
Winterizing Your Home with Armorvue Home Exteriors
Now that we’ve given you a few easy, and hopefully helpful tips, we hope you’ll come to us if you need your doors or windows replaced! We guarantee that we will get all installations done quickly and easily, along with offering you the best window and door selection around. We are here to help you as much as possible. Give us a call today, and we can quote you!