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

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

The dead of winter is almost here once again in Victoria, 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 couple tips to help keep your home warm as we put up with winter for a little while longer. 

  • Re-caulk your windows and doors. Caulking can help lower the amount of drafts in your home and it may help protect you from bugs or other crazy weather that comes through Victoria. Walk around your home and ensure there aren’t any gaps or holes, and if there are, get them handled.

  • Check your weather stripping. Inspect the weather stripping around your windows and doors, looking 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.

  • Buy replacement windows. Too direct? The truth is that older windows and windows with single-pane glass normally aren’t as energy efficient as newer windows. Like many other things 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 expenses now?

  • Add storm doors. Installing storm doors on your home can bring another level of defense for your home and can help with protection from bad weather and help lower air and moisture leaks.

Of course, there are a number of other things that will factor in to your decision regarding replacement windows, but these are four to keep you on the right track. If at any point you have questions regarding our replacement windows, come by the Victoria showroom, give us a shout at 250-475-1277 or arrange an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.

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