Winter Prep for your Replacement Windows and Doors

Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in Bloomington, IL – From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

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The middle of winter is upon us once again in Bloomington, and there are a few things that you could prep on your replacement windows and doors to help you stay comfy during the long winter. Whether it’s caulking your windows or doors or adding a storm door, here are a couple tips to help keep your home warm as we deal with winter for a bit longer. 

  • Re-caulk your windows and doors. Caulking can help lower the amount of drafts in your home and it might help protect you from bugs or other unpredictable weather that comes through Bloomington. Walk around your home and be sure there aren’t any gaps or holes, and if there are, get them filled.

  • Look at your weather stripping. Inspect the weather stripping around your windows and doors, looking for any worn out or torn pieces, swapping out weather stripping where needed. Any parts that are worn out or torn could allow cold air to creep in your home and cause the heating and cooling system to work more than it should] because of that lost warm air.

  • Buy replacement windows. Too upfront? The truth is that older windows and windows with single-pane glass usually aren’t as energy efficient as newer windows. Like most other things that have been around for a while, advancements in technology have permitted better energy performance. Replacement windows and replacement doors are no different, so why not start saving money on your energy bills now?

  • Install storm doors. Getting storm doors on your home can add another safeguard for your home and can help with protection from severe weather and help decrease air and moisture leaks.

Of course, there are a variety of other variables that will play in to your decision regarding replacement windows, but these are a few to start you on the right track. If at any point you have questions regarding our replacement windows, come by the Bloomington showroom, give us a shout at 309-663-7132 or schedule an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.


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