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Avoiding Winter’s Woes
Ways to increase energy efficiency around the home

by Liz Hunter

 Colder weather brings a lot to look forward to at home, from cozying up under a blanket with a good book to baking holiday cookies with  the kids, but the weather can put a damper on these activities if your home is not prepared. By making upgrades and repairs now, homeo wners will notice a difference in energy efficiency and could end up saving money. Consider these tips from local professionals and res t assured that your family will be comfortable this winter. 

“Fall  is  a  very  popular  time  for garage door replacement. Homeowners are preparing their home for winter and working to improve energy ef ficiency as well as improve the function of their home with a reliable and safe garage door. Getting stuck out in the cold due to a malf unctioning garage door or garage door opener due to age or lack of maintenance is tremendously inconvenient. In most cases, the garage doo r is used as the ‘front door’ or main entryway into and out of the home—opening and closing multiple times a day and thousands of times a year. Likewise, garage door replacement is one of the most cost-effective home improvements yielding over a 90 percent return on investm ent as well as having one of the lowest price tags for common home improvements.”    
Maple Shade
(856) 482-2325 

 “Replacement windows need to be affordable, energy efficient and durable to  have  a  long  lifespan.  Make  sure  your  new  windows  are  airtig ht to keep out the winter winds, but at the same time are able to be easily opened to receive the summer breeze. Our team works together  and efficiently completes the job to not only minimize lost heat, but once completed, your home will be airtight and cozy.”     
Cherry Hill | (856) 216-1888 | 

 “Wood blinds can help keep the home insulated against the frigid winter air while creating the ambiance of relaxing after a long day. En ergy efficiency is enhanced when your wood blinds are closed, blocking UV rays and reducing solar heat gain.”
 (856) 983-7124 

 “The fall is a great time to get your roof replaced, just in time for the harsh weather. Maintenance issues that are overlooked can le ad to damage inside your home, especially when it comes to snow and ice. New technology has made roofing products more durable, longer la sting and better looking. Roof replacement is a quick project that will not only make your home more energy efficient, but give it an att ractive street presence.”
(856) 882-8421

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 8 (October 2018).
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