It’s been a long year, but it’s still hard to believe that winter is right around the corner. For many Minnesotans, the thought of winter and the holidays approaching is an exciting one. There’s nothing quite like bundling up in your warm winter coat for the first time or decking the halls in holiday delights. But if your home has poor thermal performance, winter can be downright miserable. While settling in under a blanket or two with a cup of hot cocoa can be cozy on a cold winter night, you shouldn’t have to double up on socks or wear your coat indoors to stay warm.
At Anderson Exteriors in Ramsey, we specialize in helping homeowners get better seasonal home performance no matter what time of year it is. In this post, we’ll share our top advice for making your home cozier this winter. Give us a call to schedule your home improvements before the mercury drops this season.
1. Upgrade Your Insulation
Your home’s exterior features including its windows, siding, roof, insulation, and doors work together to create a protective thermal envelope. If all of these components are watertight and airtight with a high insulation value, you can expect your home to stay cozy all winter long. Poor insulation and inadequate insulation can cause drafts and discomfort throughout your home.
2. Replace Old Windows
If your home is an older one or you’ve got low-performance windows, you’d be surprised at how dramatically window replacement can impact your monthly energy costs and affect your home’s comfort. With a high-performance energy-saving window, you’ll be able to cozy up next to your window and watch the snow fall on a dreamy winter night without feeling the chill.
3. Don’t Forget Doors
Who hasn’t rolled up a towel to block cold air from coming in on a frigid winter night? If you find yourself doing backflips every winter trying to find new ways to winterize your front entry door, perhaps it’s time for a new one. A good entrance door should have a tight seal and be well-insulated against anything Minnesota’s winter weather has in store.
Contact Our Ramsey Home Improvement Contractors
At Anderson Exteriors in Ramsey, we can help you assess your home’s energy performance and make recommendations to keep you home cozier all winter long. All you’ll have to worry about is what book you’ll read when you’re relaxing by the fireplace.
Visit our online gallery to check out home improvement ideas for your home and then give us a call to get your free estimate at 763-323-0970. Or contact us online to connect with us on the web.