Blocking the Cold

As the air becomes cooler as we progress into the winter months there are some tips and tricks we recommend homeowners do to their houses before the winter season arrives.

Winterizing your home may seem like an overwhelming project that doesn’t seem to have a clear start and finish line. We’re here to make the process simpler by providing a short checklist that you can use to help in the process. The list provides a solid foundation to get the ball rolling and lay out some of the essentials of blocking out the cold this winter season.

Seal Your Windows and Doors

One of the most common problems people have with their homes during the winter months is drafty windows and doors letting cold air in. Caulking provides a quick and simple solution to this problem. Additionally, to ensure that your home stays warm and cozy this winter, follow up caulking with weather-stripping. Instead of cranking up the heat, which can lead to costly energy bills, weather-stripping enforces a secure hold with your doors and windows and keeps the cold air out.

Install Door Sweeps

A door sweep seals gaps between the bottom of the door and the threshold. You’ll save money on heating and cooling as well as protect against moisture, dust and insects.  

Cover/Remove Any Window Air Conditioners

Although it may be a pain to remove an air conditioner unit for a window, heat could escape through the accordion extension panels and creep into your home. However, if you do decide to leave the A/C unit in the window for the winter, be sure to strictly follow the manufacturer’s instructions for covering the window. It is important not to get any moisture trapped in the unit before covering. This can cause mold to grow inside.

Clean Your Deck

Throughout the year, mold and mildew tend to buildup on deck surfaces which can lead to wood rot.  Not only can routine cleaning extend the life of your deck but also to protect you and your family.  Surfaces covered in mold and mildew are slippery by themselves, but with the addition of cold weather, these surfaces can be really dangerous.

 

 







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Mark and Jeff installed windows in our home in Oshkosh.  We were extremely happy with their work but more than that, they went above and beyond to install those windows and were extremely friendly and informative along the way.  They even found an issue with rotten wood that the workers who installed our siding just covered up…so we are very grateful. Because of their services we would highly recommend Omni Glass to everyone.  And the windows are outstanding too!   ~ Roxanne D. – Oshkosh, WI

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