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Get your doors and windows ready for winter

Eco Choice
Publication date:
September 23, 2019
Article Summary: 

Canada is falling into the throes of winter sooner than expected, making it a great time to replace old doors and windows. To make your house winter-ready, it is important to look for old, missing or hardened caulking, weather stripping looking worn, broken or chipped edges, and seal gaps. To make your house winter-ready, it is important to refresh caulking, choose a high quality caulk, and seal gaps. Additionally, it is important to avoid these mistakes when getting your windows/doors replaced. It is important to replace ill-fitting doors and windows to ensure their thermal efficiency.

Double- and triple-glazed windows are more efficient than alternatives, and insulated doors can be offset by rebates from energy suppliers. Properly fitted and maintained doors and windows can help reduce electricity bills by preventing snow pile up against basement windows, reducing water seepage and extreme cold, and providing a layer of thermal protection between the window and blinds. Caulking, weather stripping, and other measures should also be taken to ensure they don't let in cold from the surrounds.


doors and windows, door replacement, window replacement, thermal efficiency, rebates, energy suppliers, insulation

Source Citation: 
Eco Choice
Get your doors and windows ready for winter
September 23, 2019
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