Winter Prep for your Replacement Windows and Doors

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

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The middle of winter is upon us once again in Petoskey, 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 cozy as we go back and forth with winter for a little while longer. 

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

  • Check your weather stripping. Check 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 pieces that are worn out or torn may allow cold air to get 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 direct? The truth is that older windows and windows with single-pane glass usually aren’t as energy efficient as newer windows. Like many other products that have been around for a bit, advancements in technology have allowed for improved energy performance. Replacement windows and replacement doors are no different, so why not start saving money on your energy expenses now?

  • Install storm doors. Installing storm doors on your home can bring another level of defense 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 variables that will impact 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, stop by the Petoskey showroom, give us a shout at 231-622-4417 or arrange an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.


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