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Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in Kelowna, B.C.  From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in Kelowna, B.C. From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

The cold of winter is upon us once again in Kelowna, and there are a handful of things that you could check 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 handful of tips to help keep your home cozy as we deal with winter for a bit longer. 

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

  • Inspect your weather stripping. Check the weather stripping around your windows and doors, looking for any worn out or torn pieces, getting rid of old weather stripping where needed. Any parts that are worn out or torn can allow cold air to sneak 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 typically aren’t as energy efficient as newer windows. Like most other products that have been around for a bit, advancements in technology have permitted increased energy performance. Replacement windows and replacement doors are no different, so why not start saving money on your energy bills now?

  • Add storm doors. Adding storm doors on your home can bring another safeguard for your home and can help with protection from nasty weather and help reduce air and moisture leaks.

Of course, there are a variety of other things that will impact your decision regarding replacement windows, but these are a couple to start you on the right track. If at any point you have questions regarding our replacement windows, drop by the Kelowna showroom, give us a shout at 250-863-7902 or arrange an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.

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