AARP recently posted a blog about fall DIY home projects that can’t wait. They listed items such as cleaning the gutters, checking smoke detectors, hiring a chimney sweep, furnace maintenance, winterizing water pipes, and checking windows and doors for heat loss. All of these items are necessary for your family’s safety.
In addition, doing some of this repair work will save you money. They reported that heat lost through windows and doors can cause up to 30 percent of home energy use according to the US Department of Energy. That means that you are only utilizing 70 percent of your heating capacity but paying for 100 percent.
A few tips on what to look for in your doors and windows are:
Some of these things are easy fixes such as recaulking and changing weather stripping. However, if your windows are broken or old and you can feel air coming in, it may be time to replace them. Not sure what you are looking for or what kind of condition your windows are in? Mel Harris Company will send a professional window expert to your home to assess your windows and give you a free estimate to replace them. If you’re worried that new windows won’t fit into your budget this holiday season, there is no need. Mel Harris Company has fantastic financing options that include low-interest, long-term loans, and zero down, same-as-cash offers. Call today, 1.800.NEW.ROOF, or via the website.