The winter season has almost arrived in the Chicago area as the weather continues to get colder.
Before we plunge full force into the winter, it is important that homeowners perform a few routine checks around their homes to make sure that they are prepared for the upcoming weather.
Windows and doors are among the aspects of a home that should be carefully inspected before the winter because they are the biggest source for air seepage.
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The following is a guide to preparing your windows and doors to handle the harsh weather of the Chicago winter.
Inspecting and preparing your doors and windows for the winter season will not only help keep your home warmer, but also help you save money on energy bills.
Windows and doors that are not properly sealed will allow warm air to seep out and cold air to seep in, making your home colder and causing the heat to run more often.
These tips below will help you make sure your doors and windows are functioning properly so that your home will be warmer and more energy efficient through the winter.
- Inspect the weather stripping on all windows and doors to make sure there are no leaks that could cause heat loss.
- Check the frames around the doors and windows for any signs of decay or deterioration. If the frames are deteriorating, they may need to be replaced.
- Examine all doors and windows for cracks, gaps, or broken glass and if necessary have them replaced.
By following these simple tips, you can help keep the cold winter air out and make your home warmer and more energy efficient.
If you feel that replacement doors or windows may be necessary before the full brunt of the winter weather, contact Green T Windows.
We offer and install new vinyl replacement windows in a range of styles as well as new entry and storm doors that form a tight seal for improved warmth and energy efficiency.
Don’t let the cold winter air creep into your home, inspect your windows and doors this fall and call Green T Windows with any concerns.