Weather Proofing Your Home

August 4, 2021

During the hot summer months it’s important to weatherproof your home to maintain healthy temperatures and protect it from extreme weather.  Homes without weatherproofing risk being exposed to extreme changes in temperature that can exacerbate health issues and cause high monthly utility bills.  Frequent wildfires are more reason to make weatherproofing a priority for California homeowners in particular. 

If your home has outdated features you may want to consider the following upgrades to increase the efficiency and safety of your home:

Energy Efficient Cooling

Inefficient temperature control can cause dangerous temperature changes and humid environments that mold thrive in. Replacing your old air conditioning unit with an energy efficient option is important to maintaining the health and safety of your family that can potentially provide savings on your utility bills during the hot summer months. 

Fire Resiliency Projects

A wildfire can be a threat to your home, even if the flames are up to a mile from your property due to unpredictable winds spreading embers. Fire resiliency is the process of finding vulnerable and flammable areas of your home and making them more fire-resistant. These home improvements can include, but are not limited to:

  • Replacing roofing shingles with non-flammable materials
  • Using fire-resistant materials for decks, patios & fences
  • Hardscaping the lawn to prevent the spread of fire
  • Acquiring shovels, fire extinguishers & other tools

Double-Pane Windows

Made of two panes of glass and a UV light blocking coating, double pane windows provide protection all year round.  The benefits of ENERGY STAR certified windows include, but are not limited to:

  • consistent indoor temperatures 
  • 9-17% savings on heating and cooling
  • protects valuables from light damage
  • blocks cancer causing UVA rays

Financing Your Weatherproof Upgrades with PACE 

The predictable heat and unpredictable fires can make it hard for homeowners on a tight budget to prioritize their home improvement projects. With PACE, Property Assessed Clean Energy, homeowners can pay for the cost of multiple energy-efficiency, safety, and resiliency home upgrades. 

Approval for PACE financing is not based on a FICO credit score.  Instead eligibility is determined by mortgage and property tax payment history, income, and whether the property is located in a participating PACE community, etc. There are no required up front payments, so homeowners finance 100% of their projects. 

PACE also offers:

  • competitive fixed interest rates
  • Financing up to $250,000
  • payment terms up to 30-years* for some projects 
  • robust set of consumer protections   

Is your home weather proofed? Finance your energy efficiency and fire resiliency projects with PACE  - Give our experts a call at 844-736-3934 or apply today!

Important Disclosures

PACE financing is subject to approval. Underwriting requirements and restrictions apply. PACE financing is secured by a lien on the subject property and may be required to be repaid upon refinance or sale. Homeowners should perform due diligence before selecting a home improvement contractor. PACE financing is private financing that must be repaid in full. PACE financing is not a government subsidy. Homeowners are encouraged to use PACE financing responsibly.

*depending on the expected useful life of the product(s) being installed