Winter Prep for your Replacement Windows and Doors

Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in Traverse City, MI – From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

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The cold of winter is near once again in Traverse City, and there are a handful of things that you could prep on your replacement windows and doors to help you ride out 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 deal with winter for a bit longer. 

  • Re-caulk your windows and doors. Caulking can help reduce the amount of drafts in your home and it might help guard you from bugs or other crazy weather that heads to Traverse City. Walk around your home and be sure there aren’t any gaps or holes, and if there are, get them handled.

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

  • Get replacement windows. Too direct? The truth is that older windows and windows with single-pane glass usually aren’t as energy efficient as newer windows. Like most other goods that have been around for a while, advancements in technology have permitted increased 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 mean you have another level of defense for your home and can help with protection from bad weather and help reduce air and moisture leaks.

Of course, there are a variety of other factors that will play in to your decision regarding replacement windows, but these are four to start you on the right track. If at any point you have questions regarding our replacement windows, come by the Traverse City showroom, give us a shout at 231-538-2175 or schedule an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.


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