If there’s one thing we know, it’s that winter weather is brutal. Wind, freezing rain, bitter cold temperatures, and of course, snow can wreak havoc on your home if it’s not properly insulated. Don’t just crank up the heat, either – if your home is losing heat, turning up the thermostat is just wasted money! Investing in energy-efficient options for your home’s overhead doors, entryway doors, and windows will help your home hold heat and stay comfortable, winter after winter.
Replacing Garage & Overhead Doors
New and improved technologies mean garage, overhead and entryway doors are better than ever at insulating. Even if your garage door is detached, insulation is important! Those backyard garages that serve as workstations or man caves need to keep the cold out and keep heat in, too. The level of insulation depends on the materials and type of door you choose, but either way, any new door is a good choice. As a general rule, the older your door, the more money you’re likely losing on energy costs due to poor insulation. A newer door and a proper installation will save you for years to come. Check out this article outlining some other benefits of garage door replacement, on top of insulation!
Upgrading to Energy-Efficient Windows
In the wintertime, you may notice things that indicate a replacement is due soon, including:
- Feeling drafts and cold air flow leaking in
- Outside noises (things like sirens, neighbors, winter winds) are louder than normal
- Leaking water when it rains or snows, or condensation between double panes
Replacing your windows with a more energy-efficient glass doesn’t just increase your personal comfort in your home, but will help reduce your annual heating and cooling bills! Improving the quality of your windows may also reduce your “peak load” of your heating and cooling system. And, your energy bill will reflect that right away! Your home will be warmer in the winter and hold heat better, and longer. The energy savings will continue year-round.
Interested in saving money on your heating bill this winter? Come to our showroom or speak to one of our experts over the phone, by giving Leo Distributors a call! Don’t wait – don’t throw away any more money this winter!