Menard's Offers Tips On How To Prepare For Winter

  • 9/20/2018 9:12:38 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - As the autumn and fall months begin to transition into winter, Ohioans are preparing to take on the ice and snow in a variety of ways. New snow shovels and boots can help keep things under control while outdoors, but what about inside your home? We talked to Oliver Perrelle, a manager at Menard's in Ontario, to see what tips he had for keeping the cold outside where it's supposed to be.

"You lose most of the energy in your house going through your doors and your windows," Perrelle said. "When you lose energy through your windows, you're losing money. What I would recommend doing coming into the fall is take a look at your windows and see if you have any damage to them. A lot of people, even with new windows, have worn, damaged weather stripping. That damaged weather stripping is exactly where all the heat and cool air leak right out of the window."

Perrelle said that a telltale sign that windows need replacing is moisture collecting in-between window panes, which is an indication that there is an air leak. Perrelle also recommended that consumers should occasionally look at outside doors, which can also carry the same problems.

"Even if you don't have the best entry door or front door and you don't really want to spend the money on replacing a new entry door, a storm door is a great way to clean up the way the front of your house looks," Perrelle explained. "It also provides great weather protection. A lot of our doors, especially the new models, have a hidden, roll-away screen. People worry about where they're going to store their screen for the winter, and these are great because it actually stores right inside the door, in the top part."

For these products and other supplies to help winter-proof your home, visit your local Menard's location.

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