With the first snow having already fallen in Bend and Central Oregon, preparation may not be the right term, but it’s not too late to ensure your home is ready for the winter freeze. In Central Oregon, winters have been finicky lately. Sometimes it’s sunny and clear and other times it’s blizzard-like conditions. It’s important to conduct winter door preparation in order to reduce electric bills and prevent winter storm damage.
Winter Door Preparation
One of the most basic and easy to install winter door preparation tactics is checking weather stripping on exterior doors. Loose of worn weather stripping around doors can let in cold air in the winter months and out in the summer. Replacing weather stripping is a effective way to reduce energy costs. Reattaching or replacing weather stripping is an energy efficient way to prepare your home for the upcoming cold weather typical of Central Oregon winters.
Install Storm Doors
Installing storm doors provides an added layer of protection for your home against cold winter weather and harsh snow storms. Storm doors help reduce air and moisture leakage. Reduce energy loss through the entryway by up to 45% when winter storm doors are installed. Great Northern Window and Door provides Central Oregon residents with a variety of winter storm entry doors in Bend.
Reapply Caulk or Sealant Around Doors
Another easy fix when doing winter door preparation in Central Oregon is to reapply caulk or sealant around doors. Areas that have been exposed to extreme weather and a lot of sunlight can have cracks or breaks in the caulk or sealant. By reapplying caulk and sealant you can minimize potential drafts and air leakage.
Preventing air leakage and drafts is the best form of winter door preparation. Winter door preparation will help reduce your heating bills and run a more energy efficient home. Contact Great Northern Window and Door for more information about winter storm doors and how you can prepare your home for cold winter weather.