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Sometimes, your home’s walls are the only barrier between you and the outside elements. Unfortunately, while you’re cozied up indoors — or escaping the sweltering heat — your home is taking the brunt of any potential damages. Every season’s weather poses unique threats to the well-being of your home, whether that be frost heaving, ice damage, flooding, or fading.

Along with the risk of damage to your home’s exterior, weather can also threaten the inside of your home. Elements like humidity, ice, sun rays, and cold air can damage your home’s interior should they find their way in. Fortunately, you can protect your property from rain or shine through weatherization.

Weatherization is the process of proofing your home against the elements. Weatherproofing improves the comfort of your property and can also lower energy bills and maintenance costs in the long run.

Protect Your Home, Rain or Shine

Protecting your home from the elements can be as simple as weather-stripping your doors or as involved as replacing entire windows. Other home weatherproofing tactics include:

  • Adding insulation to your attic
  • Caulking openings
  • Replacing light bulbs with energy-efficient models
  • Insulating water heater tanks
  • Updating your HVAC system
  • Sealing up drafty openings
  • Installing insulation around heating and cooling ducts
  • Replacing windows with high-impact glass or Low-E glazing

You can take simple DIY steps to protect your home by integrating weatherization tactics into your yearly maintenance routine. We recommend calling the pros for bigger weatherproofing projects like window replacement or roof insulation. No matter what assistance you need to get your home winter, spring, summer, or fall-ready, Today’s Homeowner has you covered with top tips and helpful resources.

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