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Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in Minneapolis, MN  From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in Minneapolis, MN From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

The cold of winter is near once again in Minneapolis, and there are a couple things that you could address with your replacement windows and doors to help you take on 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 comfortable as we put up 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 may help shield you from bugs or other unexpected weather that heads to Minneapolis. Walk around your home and make sure there aren’t any gaps or holes, and if there are, get them handled.

  • Inspect your weather stripping. Look at the weather stripping around your windows and doors, keep an eye out for any worn out or torn pieces, swapping out weather stripping where needed. Any sections 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 normally aren’t as energy efficient as newer windows. Like many other things that have been around for decades, developments in technology have permitted increased energy performance. Replacement windows and replacement doors are no different, so why not start saving money on your energy costs now?

  • Install storm doors. Installing storm doors on your home can add another level of defense for your home and can help with protection from bad weather and help decrease air and moisture leaks.

Of course, there are a host of other variables that will impact your decision regarding replacement windows, but these are a couple to get you on the right track. If at any point you have questions regarding our replacement windows, drop by the Minneapolis showroom, give us a call at 612-249-7371 or arrange an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.

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