Window installation is a big deal for many homeowners here in Chicago. Not only is it a major exterior remodel, there are also a lot of considerations to keep in mind. Many homeowners focus on aspects of windows such as size, style, and even decorative glass and grids. However, knowing what you need in terms of glass packages will make a difference with your energy savings.

Do you feel a slight breeze when you’re sitting inside your home? If you feel fresh air and your windows are closed, this is a sign that you’re dealing with drafty windows. Drafty windows can result from poor window installation as well as low quality air infiltration.

The largest exterior component of your home is its siding. Regardless of material, its purpose is to protect your home from the elements, whether it’s wind, sleet, or snow. Most exterior types need repaired or replaced over the years, especially if the siding is showing signs of wear or even decay.

When temperatures begin to drop, many Chicago homeowners wonder how they can save more energy. Energy savings typically equals more money in your wallet, and it can also mean that your home feels warmer during the coldest Chicago winter days.

It might be too early for Santa to make his list and check it twice, but it’s certainly a good time to make a fall maintenance checklist for your home. Keeping on top of fall home maintenance tasks will keep your home in tip-top shape for winter, and we all know that Chicago winters are no joke.