With winter here, you can expect to rely on your heat pump, furnace or some other similar device to keep your home’s interiors warm and cozy. This also means you’ll have a higher energy consumption throughout the season, especially if you let the heat escape through the spaces between your doors and windows.
However, you can avoid this from happening if they’re properly winterized. To help you out, our chimney repair team at PJ Sullivan Exteriors shares useful tips for you to consider.
Why You Should Winterize Your Doors and Windows
Patio doors are great additions to any home, as they provide much-needed sunlight especially during winter when daylight hours are shortened. They can also produce air leaks and temperature loss if not properly winterized. The same goes for windows if they’re not properly caulked and sealed. To avoid paying a higher heating bill without sacrificing your home’s comfort, your doors and windows should be winterized.
Useful Winterization Tips for Your Doors and Windows
Install Draft Guards – Consider adding a draft guard between the bottom of your exterior door and the threshold. Rolling up a towel and placing it neatly at the base of the door also works as an alternative as you’ll still get the same benefit of preventing the heat from leaking out.
Install a Storm Door – A storm door offers extra protection against harsh winter storms; they act as a secondary barrier that minimizes the amount of airflow reaching your exterior doors. Just make sure it’s installed by professional exterior renovation contractors.
Consider Plastic for Insulation – In places that experience extreme winters, homeowners often shrink wrap their windows to prevent heat loss. Others also do the same for their patio doors. This should only be considered for winters that are exceptionally cold, since covering your windows and doors with shrink wrap will prevent you from using them. Nonetheless, it’s still a good investment to consider, since it’s affordable and easy to install.
If you’re looking for a professional luxury front door installer, don’t hesitate to call PJ Sullivan Exteriors. You can reach us today at (201) 857-0600 or through our online form. We serve Bergen County and neighboring NJ areas.