Increase Energy Efficiency for WinterIf you have not already, you will be turning on your heat very soon for the winter. As a result, you may notice a sharp increase in your monthly energy bills. This makes for a perfect time to think about whether your home as energy efficient as it could be. At the very least, you want to make sure that your house can keep the heat inside during those cold months and provide you with a solid barrier for keeping cold air out. Tollefson Bros. Exteriors of Bloomington, MN can help you identify potential vulnerable areas in your home’s exterior that might be letting in cold air and letting out the heat. Our professional team specializes in the following areas, all of which can have a significant positive impact on your monthly energy bills:

Exterior Siding: Tollefson Bros. Exteriors offers Energy Star rated exterior siding options in both vinyl and cement fiber that are available in many different exposures. You can choose between clapboard or dutch lap profiles are available in 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 inch reveals. So, if you are in the market to replace the exterior siding on your current home, let our team show you the project recovery numbers on installing our siding on your home.

Replacement Windows: One of the most effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency is by replacing old, drafty windows with high efficiency vinyl replacement windows. In fact, replacing your windows can save you and your family anywhere between 25–40% of your heating and cooling bills! Tollefson Bros. Exteriors uses Richlin Vinyl Replacement Windows, which are made in Minnesota and designed specifically for the wide range of temperatures in our state (frigid winters and warm summers).

Attic Installation: Another obvious solution for combatting your increasing energy bills is adding insulation in your attic. By adding expanding blown-in fiberglass insulation, you can bank on saving approximately 20% a year on your energy bills. Tollefson Bros. Exteriors is a reputable insulation contractor in the Minnesota area.

Roofing Repairs: Tollefson Bros. Exteriors has more than 25 years repairing and replacing roofs in the Minnesota area. If you notice shingles moving in the wind or have moisture coming in from the outside. Heat rises and you can lose a lot of heat if your roof is not secure.

If you would like more information about how Tollefson Bros. Exteriors can help you make your home more energy efficient, give our team a call today at 1-952-881-2218!