“Last year, we spent nearly $3,500 heating this place,” Maxwell said. The retirement home he purchased in the Hudson area has plenty of charm, but it was seriously lacking in insulation. “That’s why I had my Hudson building contractor come in and help me weatherize this place.”
There are many common problems that can make it hard to heat your home affordably. Insufficient insulation is one. Cracks, gaps or breaks in the building’s exterior structure are another issue. “With all of the wind we’ve had recently, we’d lost some of the shingles off the roof, and there was water damage. Having my Hudson building contractor address those issues is going to help this house stay warm.”
Many people don’t realize how much of a home’s heat can be lost through leaky windows and doors. This is especially true if your home has older, single pane windows. Before winter arrives, having replacement windows installed in Hudson can help you keep warm air in and cold air out.
“Your home repairs should pay for themselves relatively quickly,” Maxwell said. “That’s what I’ve always believed. And having the attic and basement insulated is going to pay off fast. The payback period on the replacement windows is slightly longer, but then you have to factor in how much nicer they make the house look – and how happy they make my wife! It’s hard to put a price tag on that.”
Working with your Hudson building contractor to get your home ready for winter now can result in tremendous savings later. This is important to keep in mind as the cost of heating a home in our region is expected to continue to rise. The A.A. Tofani team will work closely with you to identify and address the areas that will make the biggest difference in your home. Give us a call to find out more.