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Winter Warming Tips for Your Northern Virginia, VA Home  Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

Winter Warming Tips for Your Northern Virginia, VA Home Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

You’ve already taken care of the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the dead of winter hits Northern Virginia, so what else can you do to keep your home comfy with cold temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors are not only comfort-inhibitors, they can be costing you money every as the heated air inside your home leaks outdoors and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a couple tips to help keep those drafts at bay:

  • 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 normally works best with south-facing windows, but don’t let that restrict you when it comes to adding a bit of extra natural light and warmth from your home’s other replacement windows.

  • Consider adding replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it might be time to swap them out with new energy efficient windows to boost your comfort and help lower heating and cooling costs.

  • Use thick drapes. Using heavier fabrics for drapes helps to add another barrier for your home, helping to keep drafts out and warm air in. Couple these with blinds and shades for an even bigger warming effect.

  • Hang floor-length drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is nearly forgotten, but can provide you the opportunity to keep drafts from rooms or different floors away. If there are rooms in your home that don’t need to be heated constantly, there are a variety of stylish ways to include these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a comfy home in Northern Virginia is critical when winter weather can be hard to predict, so why not utilize your replacement windows to help neutralize that challenge. If you’d like to learn more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the Northern Virginia showroom, give us a call at 571-292-3519 or schedule an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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