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Baby, it’s cold outside -- but why won’t my house stay warm? 

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Does it feel like the heat is flowing out of your home immediately after being generated? It might be, and that is not said lightly, because I fully empathize with the increased energy bills!! I want to share a few reasons why your home isn’t able to retain as much heat. 

An average home loses up to 30% of its heating and cooling energy through air leaks around windows and doors. If you have leaky windows, you also have rising energy costs. If your windows are more than 10 years old, replacing them may put an end to your skyrocketing heating and cooling bills. 

If your home heating and cooling costs start to climb dramatically – or are out of line with neighbors who own similar homes – that could show that you need replacement siding. Faulty siding and low-grade wall insulation are leading causes of high energy bills. 

You should do a visual inspection of the siding, including where it meets the roof, to see if there are leaks. Also keep in mind that you should also check the roof for leaks and lack of insulation since these could also cause energy costs to spike. 

Perdue Builders & Supply can offer council in this arena. We specialize in Seattle siding replacement, window & door installation, and more! It's time to invest in your home and start saving on the energy bills that won’t go away, so call us today for a free estimate at (425) 398-8609 or fill out our contact form.

Richard Perdue