Winter Prep for your Replacement Windows and Doors

Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in Des Moines, IA – From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

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The cold of winter is near once again in Des Moines, and there are a handful of things that you could address with your replacement windows and doors to help you stay comfy during the long winter. Whether it’s caulking your windows or doors or adding a storm door, here are a few tips to help keep your home comfortable as we go back and forth with winter for a little while longer. 

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

  • Look at your weather stripping. Look at 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 could 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.

  • Get replacement windows. Too upfront? The truth is that older windows and windows with single-pane glass usually aren’t as energy efficient as newer windows. Like almost all other things that have been around for decades, 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 costs now?

  • Install storm doors. Getting storm doors on your home can bring another safeguard for your home and can help with protection from severe weather and help lower air and moisture leaks.

Of course, there are a variety of other variables that will impact your decision regarding replacement windows, but these are a few to get you on the right track. If at any point you have questions regarding our replacement windows, stop by the Des Moines showroom, give us a shout at 515-219-7723 or schedule an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.


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