For Chisago City area residents, winter is upon us! Chisago, MN, is known for its extreme weather, from hot summers to blistering cold winters. It’s hard enough to take care of yourself and your family through the long, harsh winter, so taking care of your home can fall by the wayside. The home and garage door experts at Affordable Door have some easy and effective tips for winterizing your garage, driveway, front porch, and front door, keeping your home in top shape, even during the coldest months.
With over 30 years of experience and customer satisfaction, Affordable Door is an easy choice for Chisago area homeowners when it comes to door parts, door installation, and garage door repairs.
When you put your hand under or next to your exterior door or garage door, do you feel cold air? If you do, you’re losing money on heating and leaving your house at the mercy of the elements. Every so often, check the weather stripping around your doors to make sure they are sealing and keeping you and your family warm and cozy.
Especially in older homes, windows can also let in a lot of cold air. If you’ve got a cold spot, try caulking around your windows to strengthen their seal and fill those stubborn gaps. For screened porches and windows, try covering them with plastic insulation. It’s a simple, affordable way to keep your home warm and impervious to the cold winds of the windy city.
If you have a wooden front porch, try to make sure it has a thorough, new coat of sealant on it before the first big freeze. If not, water will permeate the wood, freeze, and cause large cracks to form. Over time, the porch will become weak and need to be replaced, so if there is a weak spot, sand it and reseal it as soon as possible.
For more tips, or to have your home professionally winterized, call Affordable Door at (651) 257-8731 to schedule an estimate today. You can also visit them online for more information.