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Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

Cold weather in Bloomington, IN can really launch your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prepare your home for the cold and possibly save some money.

  • Clean window sills and moving parts. Sand, dirt, leaves and other debris can get caught in window sills and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to create a packed seal and increase window and door functionality.

  • Check weather stripping. Loose weather stripping can let cold air in and effect your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or restore any unattached weather stripping around windows and doors.

  • Examine the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Bloomington, IN area and fierce sunlight can cause gaps in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a local expert to determine if fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows and doors.

  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to escape into your home. Consult a expert to help improve any roof problems around your home.

  • Install storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection from intense weather and also help decrease air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not functioning properly, it may be time for replacement doors.

  • Exchange old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have older windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying extra to heat your home. New doors and windows with energy efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with protecting argon can help save money long-term. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or shades can also help protect your home from chilly outdoor temperatures. 

Want more information about winterizing your windows and doors or about new windows or replacement doors? Call the team at McComb Window & Door at 812-333-6371 or stop by our showroom in Bloomington, IN.
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