Winter Prep for your Replacement Windows and Doors

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

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The middle of winter is upon us once again in Champaign, and there are a handful of 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 cozy as we put up with winter for a short while longer. 

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

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

  • Purchase replacement windows. Too direct? The truth is that older windows and windows with single-pane glass typically aren’t as energy efficient as newer windows. Like many other products that have been around for a while, improvements in technology have enabled 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 number of other factors that will factor in to your decision regarding replacement windows, but these are a couple to start you on the right track. If at any point you have questions regarding our replacement windows, drop by the Champaign showroom, give us a shout at 217-356-6474 or schedule an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.


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