Hire A Contractor To Weatherize Your Home This Fall

Posted on: 18 September 2015

If you had a really high electric bill last winter, hire a contractor this fall to weatherize your home. A contractor will be able to identify all the areas of your home that needs weatherized, and they will be able to quickly weatherize your home in no time at all. Here are a few different weatherizing techniques that a general contractor may use around your home to make it warmer and more energy efficient for you.


One of the first places that your general contractor will address when weatherizing your homes are your doors. If the seals around your doors are old, they may not be keeping the heat out like they should. Your contractor will replace the seals around your doors and will add weather strips to the bottom to keep out unwanted air.


Next, your contractor will look at your windows. Windows are a common area for heat loss. Your contractor will seal the area around your windows in order to prevent additional heat loss. If your windows are made out of a single pane, your contractor may suggest that you upgrade your windows. Your contractor can install double or triple pane windows that will keep the cold air out more effectively in the winter.


Next, your contractor will inspect your walls. If your home was built a long time ago, your walls may not have very much insulation inside of them. Insulation is key to keeping your house warm. If your walls do not have very much insulation inside of them, your contractor will spray addition insulation into your wall cavities. 


Next, your contractor will inspect your attic. If your attic does not have the proper level of ventilation and insulation, your contractor will install additional insulation and ventilation. The majority of the heat that is lost in most homes is lost through the attic, as heat rises. By adding insulation to your attic, your home will be able to better hold heat in the winter and stay cool in the summer. Insulating your attic will also protect your roof and prevent ice dams and icicles from forming on your heat during the winter months. Ice dams and icicles form in areas where heat is lost from your home; thus insulating your attic will help with these problems as well.

If you want to reduce your energy bill this winter, you need to winterize your home. If you don't have the time to weatherize your home, hire a general contractor to do the job for you. Your general contractor, one like Home Builders Abbey Master Builder, will probably cover the four areas above as they develop a weatherizing plan for your home.