The winter months are upon us in Fernandina, FL. It is getting colder; summer is in the rearview. As a homeowner, the goal in winter is always to try and stay warm, comfortable. What are some easy ways to help with home insulation? What can you do on your own or with the help of one of our windows professionals to make an impact?


Have the Windows Inspected


When was the last time you had your windows inspected? Have you ever thought about how old they are? What about their ability to insulate the home? Older windows are going to have cracks in the frame and thin glass. They do not provide much insulation! Having an inspection done by our team of windows professionals can help educate you on your Fernandina, FL windows.


A home window inspection could uncover a few different things. You may find out that your windows are perfectly fine, with no insulation issues at all. You may also learn that the sealant, caulking around the windows should be replaced to increase insulation. What you may even discover is it may be time to replace the windows entirely.


Block the Drafts


You can make what is known as a draught excluder to use on the frames of your windows and under your door. The draught excluder is an easy creation, acting as a barrier. Think of it like taking a long, skinny pillow that you put up against the bottom of the door. It can do wonders to block air from passing through and entering the home.


Heavy Curtains


What is the state of your curtains? Are they light and silky in their composition? Heavy curtains can do a lot from an insulation perspective. Swap out the current curtains for those with more substantial fabric. When closed they can work to act as a second layer of insulation past the walls and windows.


Let the Light In


Do not be afraid to let the light in during winter. Even if it is cold outside you can gain a lot of heat just from allowing that sun to shine through. The insulation gains you receive from taking care of your windows and drafts can be amplified with some sunshine.


Lay Down Some Rugs


The floor may seem cold; that is because air is seeping up through it. Why not lay down a rug? The rug can help to insulate the floor, similar to how the curtains work with windows. Insulation of the floor will help it maintain warmth and fight back the cold air from entering the household.


You can do a lot to improve home insulation in winter with little to no effort. Make an impact by utilizing rugs, heavy curtains as well as our windows professionals. Insulate your Fernandina, FL household with some creativity and stay that much warmer this winter!