Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia 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 dead of winter hits North Carolina, so what else can you do to keep your home comfortable with cold temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors are not only comfort-inhibitors, they can be costing you money month after as the heated air inside your home goes outdoors and the cold outside air makes its way inside. Here are a few tips to help keep those drafts away:

  • Welcome the sun. When the sun is shining during the day, make certain that you have your curtains open to let in natural light and warmth. It usually works best with south-facing windows, but don’t let that limit you when it comes to adding a bit of extra natural light and warmth from your home’s other replacement windows.

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

  • Take advantage of heavyweight drapes. Using thicker fabrics for drapes helps to add another barrier for your home, helping to keep drafts out and warm air in. Pair these with blinds and shades for an even greater warming effect.

  • Hang floor-length drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is somewhat forgotten, but can give you the chance to keep drafts from rooms or different floors far away. If there are areas in your home that don’t need to be heated all the time, there are plenty of stylish ways to integrate these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a comfortable home in North Carolina is critical when winter weather can be hard to predict, so why not take advantage of your replacement windows to help take on that challenge. If you’d like to learn more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella, come by the North Carolina showroom, give us a call at 866-539-4196 or set up an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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