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Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in Eau Claire, Wisconsin  From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in Eau Claire, Wisconsin From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

The middle of winter is upon us once again in Eau Claire, and there are a couple things that you could address with 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 handful of tips to help keep your home cozy 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 can help shield you from bugs or other unpredictable weather that comes through Eau Claire. Walk around your home and make sure there aren’t any gaps or holes, and if there are, get them taken care of.

  • Inspect your weather stripping. Inspect the weather stripping around your windows and doors, looking for any worn out or torn pieces, replacing weather stripping where needed. Any pieces that are worn out or torn can 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.

  • Get replacement windows. Too straightforward? The truth is that older windows and windows with single-pane glass usually aren’t as energy efficient as newer windows. Like many other goods that have been around for a bit, improvements in technology have permitted better energy performance. Replacement windows and replacement doors are no different, so why not start saving money on your energy costs now?

  • Get storm doors. Installing storm doors on your home can mean you have another level of defense for your home and can help with protection from severe weather and help lower air and moisture leaks.

Of course, there are a host of other things that will impact your decision regarding replacement windows, but these are a couple to keep you on the right track. If at any point you have questions regarding our replacement windows, drop by the Eau Claire showroom, give us a ring at 715-836-9301 or set up an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.


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