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Prepare Your Entryway for the Winter Weather

Prepare Your Entryway for the Winter Weather

Winter weather is just around the corner in Mankato and when the temperature lowers, the energy bills can often surge. There are many things that you can do to prepare for the chilly season and equip your home for the weather change. Storm door installation can aid your home comfort during the cold months, and Pella Windows and Doors is here to help prime your home for what’s ahead.

So, what’s so important about storm door installation? While storm doors are beneficial regardless of the season, here are some of the benefits that storm doors provide during Mankato winter:

  • They increase energy efficiency – Storm doors are one added layer between the outdoors and the inside of your home. Their glass covering option lowers energy loss and can help save you some money on your heating this winter.
  • They increase home security – Just as storm doors deliver an added layer of protection from the elements, a locked storm door also provides another barrier for burglars or other unwelcome guests.

Storm door installation is an ideal way to ready your entryway for the upcoming winter, but here are additional ways to save some money around the house as the colder weather approaches:

  • Check weather stripping. If your weather stripping isn’t secure, cold air can find its way in and affect your home comfort. If you have challenges with reattaching or replacing loose weather stripping around your windows or doors, give our Pella Mankato experts a call and we’ll be happy to help.
  • Clean window sills and moving parts. Debris can gather in the moving parts of your windows and doors, especially in your window sills. Take a dry paintbrush and brush out these areas to make a tighter seal and enhance your window and door performance.
  • Repair damaged exterior surfaces. Any weak spots on the foundation of your home, like deteriorating siding or a cracked roof spot, could allow cold air to enter into your home. Chat with a professional to solve these issues before cold weather arrives in Mankato.

If you have any concerns or questions about getting your home ready for winter, or about storm door installation this winter, give the experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Mankato a call at 507-625-6933 or visit our showroom to talk face-to-face with our experts. We want to help get your home ready to handle the change in seasons.

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