Winter Warming Tips for Your Birmingham, AL Home Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows
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:
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.
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 877-680-9617 or schedule an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.