You may already know that fixing or replacing doors and windows can produce incredible savings on winter heating bills. Well, summer's approaching, and what you may not know is that there are many things you can do in summer to make your home more energy efficient all year long.
Let’s face it: Hiring roofers to work on your roof in winter isn’t always possible. But in summer, the remodeling commences and a lot of work gets done. Replacing doors, windows, roofing, and siding are all much more easily accomplished in summer when everything isn't covered with snow. To help you make the most out of this summer, we've compiled an energy-efficient home checklist.
- Doors and windows: Northbrook can be a bit breezy, and ensuring that your doors and windows are sealed makes a big difference in your homes energy efficiency. Double- and triple-pane windows provide a much stronger barrier to the elements than do traditional single-pane windows.
- Insulation: The last time roofers did a repair on your home, did you ask about the amount of insulation your attic had? Heat rises in a home, and making sure that you have the proper amount of insulation can keep your home significantly warmer in the winter. It will also help keep it cooler in the summer by preventing attic heat from entering your home.
- Moisture control: Believe it or not, making sure your home is properly insulated from moisture will make a difference in your energy bills. If your siding is cracked, then it should be replaced to keep a moisture barrier between your home’s walls and the elements.
These are just a few of the ways that you can work to better insulate your home and improve your energy efficiency. You'll not only be more comfortable, but you'll save money in the process.
From roofing to windows and even siding, Apex Exteriors is your one-stop shop for all your energy-efficient options. You can even request a quote online.