There’s that old adage about teaching a man to fish. It’s about investing now to have a long-term benefit. Your home is your biggest investment, and it’s one you’re probably still paying off. Every year you put money into your home in the form of fuel and power for heating. But what if you’re just feeding your house when you could be teaching it how to feed itself? There are many options to making your home more energy efficient: insulated siding, solar panel roofs, weather-stripping doors, but one of the most effective forms often gets overlooked: energy efficient windows.
As you get ready to sell your home you are probably creating a pretty extensive list of things to do. There is a plethora of things to do including cleaning, remodeling, preparing to pack, renting storage facilities, and meetings with real estate agents, to name a few. It’s important to decide what is most important to the process of selling your house. One of the most important things you can do is making sure your windows are in good enough condition that people will actually be interested in your house.
Unfortunately, the end to summer is just around the corner, and the leaves will be changing colors right before you know it. Autumn brings school, stress, and that cold weather everyone has been dreading. It also brings a slew of potential problems for your house, problems that will prove difficult and costly to manage if the proper protective precautions are not taken. So here are some tips to weatherproof your house for the upcoming fall.
Replacing windows are one of those tasks that homeowners hate to think about but inevitably have to deal with. Just like anything in this world, windows decay over time, and homeowners should try to replace windows earlier rather than later. If one waits too long to replace their windows, he or she might have to replace a lot more than just the window.
If you’re considering adding new windows to your home, there are many elements to consider. From placement, style and function of the window, to the shape and style of the glass, these elements can make your new window a success or a failure.
Is your home protected against extreme weather? For every ten people that read this article, nine of us won’t be. To prevent this, disaster-proof your home with the following tips. They include the gamut of solutions from immediate response to long-term protection so you can minimize property damage and safeguard your loved ones.
New England is notorious for its winter weather, and with that weather comes those dreaded winter heating expenses. But don’t worry! With these 6 simple lifehacks, you can save big on your heating bill with minimal upfront costs. These tips will keep you warm and toasty through the winter months without having to mortgage the house.
There’s that old adage about teaching a man to fish. It’s about investing now to have a long-term benefit. Your home is your biggest investment, and it’s one you’re probably still paying off. Every year you put money into your home in the form of fuel and power for heating. But what if you’re just feeding your house, when you could be teaching it how to feed itself? There are many options to making your home more energy efficient: insulated siding, solar panel roofs, weather-stripping doors, but one of the most effective forms often gets overlooked: energy efficient windows.
Keeping heating costs down during the colder seasons is a priority for most every New England homeowner. About 30 percent of the home’s heat escapes through small cracks and holes around windows and underneath doors. This can lead to a 50-75 percent increase in your fuel bills. If this statistic hits a little close to home, winterizing windows and doors is the solution. Here are five preventative steps you can take to winterize your windows and doors before the temperatures start to dramatically drop.
Since windows don’t have to be replaced often, when the time comes, not many people know quite how to go about getting new ones. That is why there are so many companies out there to help out with the process, from ordering them to actually installing them. However, one thing you should know how to do is how to measure your existing windows. It may sound like a simple task, but there are actually some important things you need to know to make sure that you have all of the right measurements.