We’ve seen cold weather and snowfall in the area and we’re not done with winter yet. Winter isn’t easy and it can be painful to deal with, especially if you have any problems requiring repairs in your home, it can be extremely difficult. While some people think of home improvement projects as something you normally would take care of during warm weather months. Problems can crop up at any time. So Good Guys Contracting wants to tell you about winter problems that can crop up in your home and give you advice on how to take care of them. If you need help with a home project Good Guys has the skills and craftsmanship to make sure the job gets done right. So here’s a look at 5 common winter problems:
Lack of Proper Insulation
If you don’t have enough insulation in your home, you’re letting your energy bills get out of control. According to energy.gov, air that leaks through your home’s outer walls, windows, doors, and other openings wastes a lot of energy and increases your utility costs. Insulation keeps warm air from escaping your home and combining with cold air. You can lose up to 35 percent of the heating and cooling in your home due to improper insulation. Good Guys carries Tripolymer Injection Foam, one of the safest, long lasting insulation available.
Fixing Windows and Doors
One of the most common ways for heat to escape your home during the winter is through windows and doors. If yours are older they may need to be replaced. Good Guys Contracting recommends vinyl windows as a less expensive option to wood windows. They are strong and durable and have lower maintenance costs. Replacing windows and doors can make your home more energy efficient and it also can give you a 71.2 percent return on our investment.
Winter weather can expose problems with the masonry work on your home. It can cause cracks in your driveways and walkways as salt, moisture, and corrosion set in. Other masonry such as outdoor patios and steps can also be affected by exposure to the elements. If the masonry work is starting to show wear or damage, it could be time to get it fixed. Good Guys will work with you to make sure the job is done right. We’ll do stone work and construction and get your input on the project and design.
Winter is also the time of year when you want to make sure your fireplace is in good working order. If your fireplace is aging or has been damaged through use, it’s a problem you need to take care of. Failure to do so can lead to water damage and other types of damage. If you need masonry repair or installation of your fireplace, Good Guys Contracting has the expertise to make it happen and we’ll make sure the job is done right.
Maintaining Walls on Your Property
If you have masonry walls on your property, snow and wind damage in the winter can cause cracks and water damage can cause titration. Good Guys Contracting can design and construct a new wall if it needs to be replaced and can also repair damage to an existing wall.
Winter can do damage to your home that requires quick repair or the season may show the need for a home improvement job. Whatever project you need to take care of, your first call should be to Good Guys Contracting. We work hard to get the job right and strive to make certain our customers are happy. Contact Good Guys today.