Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Birmingham, AL Home – Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

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You’ve already worked on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the before the really bad weather hits Birmingham, so what else can you do to keep your home comfy with chilly temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased comfort, they could be costing you money month after as the heated air inside your home leaks outdoors and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a handful of tips to help keep those drafts far away:

  • Welcome the sun. When the sun is shining during the day, be sure you have your curtains open to let in natural light and warmth. It normally works best with south-facing windows, but don’t let that constrain you when it comes to adding some extra natural light and warmth courtesy of your home’s other replacement windows.

  • Consider adding replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it may be time to switch them out with new energy efficient windows to boost your comfort and help reduce heating and cooling expenses.

  • Take advantage of heavy drapes. Taking advantage of thicker fabrics for drapes helps to add an additional barrier for your home, helping to keep drafts out and warm air in. Couple these with blinds and shades for an even bigger warming effect.

  • Hang floor-length drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is almost forgotten, but can give you the ability to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If there are rooms in your home that don’t need to be heated all the time, there are a number of stylish ways to incorporate these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a comfy home in Birmingham is critical when winter weather can be unpredictable, so why not utilize your replacement windows to help neutralize that challenge. If you’d like to hear more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the Birmingham showroom, give us a call at 205-236-7269 or schedule an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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