How to Get Your House Ready for Winter Right Now

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September 2, 2021

There’s nothing more important than keeping your home safe, warm, and comfortable in the wintertime, especially given how low the temps go in our Milwaukee winters. It’s so easy to leave home improvement projects until they’re impossible to ignore, but this hurts your home’s efficiency and urgent home projects are always much more expensive than preventative work. 

Don’t let a freezing home ruin your holiday season! The good news is that there are a lot of projects you can tackle this fall to winterize your home in advance and avoid an emergency situation. 

Upgrade Your Insulation

Did you know home insulation should be replaced every 15-20 years? And, if moisture or pests have come into contact with your insulation, replacement should happen even sooner. In order to keep your home healthy, comfortable, and efficient, well-functioning insulation is important.

Here are some of the most important areas of your home to keep well insulated: 

Floor Insulation

Dealing with a drafty home or freezing floors? Floor insulation can make a huge difference, especially if your basement or crawlspace is lacking sufficient insulation. Adding floor insulation will help your home feel warmer and cozier in the winter months, and decrease the cost of your utility bills.

Wall Insulation

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not difficult to insulate the walls of an existing home. A well-trained contractor like those on our team at Wisconsin Home Improvement can insulate your walls via a few strategically placed and easily covered holes.

Crawlspace Insulation

Foundation walls, though thick, are not insulating in and of themselves. These walls can let in cold temperatures, moisture, and more that can make your home uncomfortable and even unhealthy. Professional crawlspace and basement insulation can make a huge difference to the indoor air quality and efficiency of your home. 

Attic Insulation

So much of your home’s comfort, particularly from the second floor up, is dependent on your attic’s insulation. Heat easily permeates an under-insulated attic in the summer months, and homes without good insulation are prone to troublesome and even dangerous exterior ice dams in the winter. Avoid all these issues with professionally installed insulation from Wisconsin Home Improvement!

Pairing Insulation with Air Sealing

Air sealing is the process of filling any gaps within your home to prevent your conditioned indoor air from escaping to the outdoors. When combined with good insulation, air sealing can reduce your home’s indoor air loss by up to 40% and drastically reduce the amount of energy your home’s heating and cooling systems need to condition your indoor air.

Consult the Wisconsin Home Improvement Pros for All Your Home Improvement Needs

There’s nothing more important than finding a home contractor you can trust and rely on for all your home’s needs. At Wisconsin Home Improvement, we’re proud to be a respected and well-reviewed contractor for homes in the greater Milwaukee area and we’re confident that our work and customer service will exceed your expectations.

Prevent a chilly winter home with preventative home improvements this fall. Call 262.345.9922 or contact us online to learn more.

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