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Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in South Portland, ME  From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in South Portland, ME From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

The dead of winter is near once again in South Portland, and there are a couple 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 comfortable as we put up 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 may help guard you from bugs or other unpredictable weather that heads to South Portland. Walk around your home and ensure 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, keep an eye out for any worn out or torn pieces, swapping out weather stripping where needed. Any parts 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 normally aren’t as energy efficient as newer windows. Like almost all other products that have been around for decades, developments in technology have enabled better energy performance. Replacement windows and replacement doors are no different, so why not start saving money on your energy bills 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 decrease air and moisture leaks.

Of course, there are a number of other factors that will factor in to 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, come by the South Portland showroom, give us a call at 207-517-2331 or arrange an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.


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