2 Things You Can Do If You Have a Drafty Home
Spring in Colorado can drag on. Your house is your home and a place you want to be comfortable in. Being comfortable means being warm in the cold months. Drafts can put a serious damper on that. That is one big reason to take steps to eliminate drafts from your home.
Where are the drafts coming from? What can you do if you have a drafty home? There are two main reasons why your home might be drafty. Let’s talk about those reasons and things you can do to eliminate them.
1. Replace Your Old Windows and Doors
Windows are great to bring the outside world inside. They can provide you with great views and bring in sunlight. However, if they are old, they can also let in drafts. In the summer that will make the inside of your home hotter and the temperature hard to control and keep cool.
In the winter, old windows let in cold air and unpleasant drafts. They let the warm air from your home leak outside as well. That means you will be wasting energy and end up with a higher utility bill. If that is the case, it is best to replace those windows as soon as possible.
Some windows are more energy efficient than others. Windows from Andersen, Pella, or Simonton are highly energy efficient, especially if you opt for the double or even triple paned versions. You can pick from a large number of materials, styles, and colors.
The same goes for replacing doors. Doors can sag over time or shift in their frame. Poorly sealed doors can have cracks around them that let the cold air into your home. It is best to replace older, poorly sealing doors if that is the case.
No matter for which room you need replacement windows, we will help you find the right ones. Even custom windows are available for those special spaces. Of course, we can also help you find the right doors for your home. Replacing old windows and doors can make a huge difference to the comfort of your home.
2. Add Insulation
Another great way to combat a drafty home is to add insulation. Not enough insulation is a major reason for drafty houses. One way for the warm air to escape your home is through the roof. Heat rises and leaks out through the top of the house, the attic and the roof. This can even create a vacuum, sucking in cold air from the foundation of your house.
Almost all houses have little cracks, gaps, and holes in them. They occur in the walls, the attic and attic entrance, around the chimney, foundation, around mounted lighting fixtures, wiring, and plumbing. If they are not properly sealed, air will escape that way.
That is why an important step in making your home less drafty is to address lack of insulation, ventilation, and air sealing. Air sealing closes all the little holes and cracks mentioned to help eliminate air leaking out.
There are different kinds of insulation. There is insulation that can be installed under your roof and even underneath your siding. Insulating your attic and walls is a huge step towards fixing a drafty home and saving energy.
We install two types on insulation: Batt fiberglass insulation and spray foam insulation. Both have their applications and advantages. They are both very durable and have high R-values. We can go over the details with you and see which one is best for you and your drafty house.
Get Help from Your Trusted Expert
Not only do drafts make your home less comfortable, they also waste energy. If it is hard to maintain the desired temperature in your home, you should look into eliminating leaks and drafts. Doing so will make your home more energy efficient. That way you will be more comfortable and save money.
Your trusted experts from Colorado Siding Repair can help you with that. We can handle all kinds of exterior remodeling projects. No matter how small or large your home, we can help you with your project. That includes making your home more energy efficient and eliminating drafts.
Our team installs everything from siding to windows and insulation. Any one of these projects can make a difference. If you renew or add all three it will mean a more comfortable and energy efficient home. The energy savings can be quite significant.
Colorado Siding Repair can help you with all your exterior remodeling needs. We can completely redesign your home’s exterior and raise its curb appeal. To create a matching exterior that looks great as a whole we can even paint the exterior of your home.
We truly want what is best for you. That is why we use high-quality products. We are a proud James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor. Our experts can install these premium products right. Additionally, we install premium windows from Pella, Andersen, and Simonton.
Furthermore, we never use high pressure sale tactics. Instead, we take the educational approach. Our team members will provide you with all the facts you need to make an informed decision. Only you know what is best for you, your home, and your budget.
Are you ready to eliminate drafts in your home? Then call Colorado Siding Repair today to get a hassle-free quote. Let’s get started on your next exterior remodeling project!