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How to Tighten Up Your Home and Save Money

When the winter wind howls, you may begin to notice curious symptoms in and around your home. These telltale signs could signify an issue with your home’s insulation. Find out how to tighten up your home this winter.

Signs It’s Time to Tighten up Your Home

Fixing minor home issue can save on your utility bills. So what are the symptoms you should be looking for?

Snow Melting on Roof

Is the snowfall on your roof patchy? Do you have the largest icicles in the neighborhood? If so, you may have problems with attic insulation. Remember that heat rises; if you notice bald spots on your roof, it’s a pretty good indication that heat is escaping through your insulation. A contractor can repair these issues with cellulose fiber.

Check for Drafts

Addressing drafts around windows and doors is one of the most common ways you can tighten up your home. If you catch a cool breeze when you walk past your bay window or front entrance, you’re losing heat from a gap. You can weather strip the problem areas, but it might be time to invest in some quality new windows.

If weather stripping fails, try adding a draft stopper to your doorways. If you still notice a breeze, however, new doors make for an energy efficient investment. Although windows and doors are the most common areas for drafts, they’re not the only culprits. Check for them along electrical outlets and where fans attach to the ceiling.

Want more advice for tightening up your home? Contact us!


Harry Hink is the owner of HB Services, LLC. He has years of experience in the home improvement field and brings an unparalleled enthusiasm to his customers. HB Services is known locally for their continued support of local communities, schools and businesses.

Harry is active in many organizations to include the Medical Care of Children Partnership(MCCP) which is a community partnership dedicated to providing medical and dental services to children of the working poor of Fairfax County who otherwise are ineligible to receive healthcare offered through Medicaid or other private and public sources. Harry is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, a certified United States swimming coach and, most important, a husband and father.

Owner Harry Hink’s philosophy is timeless and simple – do for our customers what we would do for ourselves. Our staff will listen to your ideas, offer insight suggestions and come up with a design that fits your lifestyle and adds value to your home.


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