As we near the end of October, it’s time to start preparing for cold temperatures. For homeowners, this may also mean struggling to keep the house warm without paying extreme heating bills. If your home tends to “leak” heat during the winter, now is the time to plan a few home renovations that will improve your home’s heat retention. These renovations are excellent investments as they save you money year after year on heating expenses. While the weather is still pleasant enough in the fall, you may consider the following upgrades.
Replace the Windows
Replacing your windows is one of the best home renovations any homeowner can make. This is especially true if your windows are over a decade old. Older windows are surrounded by gaps that leak hot air, and they are also frequently made of thinner glass that provides weak insulation. Replacing windows will instantly prove to be an excellent investment, as you can notice the improved heat retention of your house right away.
Replace The Doors
If you are looking to plug more air leaks but don’t want to invest in replacing windows just yet, replacing your doors can be a second great option. Alternatively, if you want to take steps to make sure that every potential air leak is sealed, you can replace both windows and doors. Replacing old doors with newer, thicker, and more energy-efficient varieties can help lock in your hot air. Replacing your entrance doors will increase the value of your home and help you save money on energy expenses over time.
Upgrade Your Siding
Upgrading your siding is one of the home renovations which can provide multiple advantages. Selecting a thicker, durable form of siding can add insulation to your home. However, you will also enjoy a more durable exterior that can withstand a variety of weather conditions. The right kind of siding will also demand less maintenance and cleaning and increase your home value. If you have been waiting to update your old siding, now may be a perfect time.
Finish the Attic
Most attics are unfinished and are in direct contact with the outdoors, so they are often a home’s most significant source of heat loss. Finishing your attic can instantly improve your home’s overall energy efficiency and keep your home cooler in the summer as well.
This is a labor-intensive job but one that provides an excellent return on investment. You not only prevent heat loss but boost your home value and create an extra usable room.
If you’re ready to improve your energy efficiency this fall and winter, reach out to T&G Builders today to discuss your options.
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T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.