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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Bloomington, IL?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Bloomington, IL?

Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Bloomington and you can still find time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors will help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy costs.

How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?

  • Make sure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from entering the home when windows and doors are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it out and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are ripped.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can damage exterior sealants and caulk. Remove damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Evaluate the exterior surface of your windows and doors for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture from coming back into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors offers an additional layer of defense from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this improve your privacy, but it also helps to insulate your home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If your home has single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, your heating bills may be higher than they need to be. Our experts can walk you through newer, energy-efficient options.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Bloomington at 309-663-7132.

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