Summer is almost over, and this would be a good time to start preparing your home for the coming winter season. If there’s anything that’s universally needed through the fall and winter seasons, it’s heating. But this also means increased utility costs, so you’ll want to make sure home is as energy-efficient as possible, and weeks in advance. Here are some projects for home improvement in Kansas City that you should consider prioritizing for a nice, comfortable winter.
1. Roof Repair and/or Maintenance
If your roof hasn’t been inspected in the last three years or so, be sure to schedule a maintenance inspection with your roofing contractor soon. A thorough inspection would reveal anything that needs repair, such as missing or damaged shingles, a punctured roof deck, or anything else that might introduce unwanted winter air into your home.
2. Replace the Windows
Windows in Kansas City help keep your home warm in the winter by minimizing thermal transfer. If your windows are showing signs of aging — namely, they don’t stay closed or open, are difficult to open, have foggy glass panes, or sport bowed or bent frames — then put window replacement on the top of your list. Look for windows that have ENERGY STAR® labels and possess features like multiple Low-E coatings (like our own High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass) and nonconductive frames.
3. Replace the Patio Doors
If your patio doors are showing the same signs of age, you might need new ones. The choice of frame material is more important because of its size, so instead of wood, look for frames made of composite materials, such as our very own Fibrex® frames. Fibrex is our patented combination of wood and vinyl, able to withstand extreme temperatures better than either material.
If you’re looking for quality windows and Kansas City doors that are perfect for the coming fall and winter seasons, call Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City at (913) 956-0887 or fill up our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.