Is your home winter-ready? It’s hard to believe that winter is already around the corner, yet — in just a few short months — we’ll be back to cold, windy, snowy weather. While you might hate going out in the cold, it’s your home that needs to withstand the elements most. That’s why it’s best to make sure you take all necessary precautions to get your home winter-ready, before it’s too late!

You might be wondering what a “winter-ready” home really means. It’s simple — do you have a cold basement or bedroom? Update the insulation. Feeling a draft when you pass by the front door? Install an energy-efficient exterior door with tight seals. Finding small leaks or cracks in the ceiling? Get a quick roof repair to keep moisture out.

The Strait & Lamp Group knows the importance of keeping warm in the winter, so we’ve put together a list of some of the best products to use to ensure your home can withstand the harsh winter weather.


When the air starts to cool, you run for your hats, coats and scarves. But what about your home? Make sure everyone inside stays just as warm and cozy by insulating your attic, crawl space, exterior walls and more. A stone-based insulation like ROXUL® residential insulation is a great option when you’re looking for easy installation that will pay off big time with temperature and moisture resistance.

Roof Repairs

If your roof has any damaged or missing shingles, its likely you’ve struggled with leaks and cracks during winter storms or from melting snow. Whether you just need a small shingle repair or an entire roofing overhaul, it’s best to get things taken care of before the first frost hits! A great option to update your roof are GAF Timberline® roofing shingles. They come in a variety of colors and styles and guarantee their value and efficiency.

Efficient Exterior Doors

Drafts are no fun, period. The best way to prevent the cold from sneaking into your home is to make sure you update all of your inefficient exterior doors. Therma-Tru exterior doors are known for their energy-efficient, stylish designs, perfect features for keeping the look and feel of your home exactly as you’d envisioned it!

Do you need help making sure your home is fully prepared? Our expert team will make sure you leave with the right tools to get the job done. Contact us today or visit one of our friendly locations to learn about how we can help get your home winter-ready in a snap.