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Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

The cold season in Muncie can really send your utility bills to the skies. The good news is there’s a great deal that 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 stuck in window sills and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing problems. Clean these parts with a dry paintbrush to make a tighter seal and increase window and door functionality.

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

  • Test the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Muncie area and strong sunlight can create openings in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a local expert to decide if fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows and doors.

  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to seep into your home. Check with a professional to help correct any roof problems around your home.

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

  • Replace old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have out-dated windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying more to heat your home. Replacement doors and windows with energy efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with insulating argon can help save money long-term. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or shades can also help insulate your home from cold 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 317-983-5642 or stop by our showroom in Muncie.
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