Rusco Windows & Doors is DuPage Counties Premier Specialist. Rusco visits local Home Improvement shows to introduce themselves to the communities. Since 1937 we have been serving the Chicago area homes with the highest of quality products in windows, doors, siding, roofing, skylights, sunrooms and more.
As the winter season is about to begin, many of us wish to create a warm and welcoming home environment for our family and friends. However, there are some little creatures we don’t want to roll out the welcome mat for, however they are attempting to seek refuge in our houses at this very moment. What creatures am I referring to? The unwanted ones! Common household pests like rodents, creepy crawling bugs and the like.
So how can we prevent these pests from settling in your home? What can you do to prevent an infestation?
Tip number one: Set up barriers so pests cannot get into your house or apartment.
As temperatures start to drop, pests are looking for warm places to survive the cold months. Close off places where they can enter and hide. Seal around the doors and install door sweeps to prevent them from coming in through the bottom of the door. Caulk cracks and crevices around cabinets or baseboards. Use steel wool to fill spaces around pipes. Cover any holes with wire mesh.
Winter Tips: An Uninviting Home
How We Use Energy in Our Homes Heating accounts for the biggest portion of your utility bills. Source: 2010 Buildings Energy Data Book, Table 2.1.1 Residential Primary Energy Consumption, by Year and Fuel Type.
Heating accounts for the biggest portion of your utility bills.
A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs. You can conduct a simple home energy assessment by doing it yourself (DIY) or, for a more detailed assessment, contact your local utility or an energy auditor. Also, you can learn more about home energy audits and find free tools and calculators on energysavers.gov, the Residential Services Network or the Building Performance Institute.
Enjoy an expansive view of the outdoors with a Slider Window from Thermal Industries. Mounted on brass wheels, each panel glides easily along its track, enabling you to effortlessly open your window and enjoy fresh air. Stop in Rusco Windows and Doors located in Westmont Illinois. Rusco has all the Thermal Industries vinyl windows in their showroom allowing you to view in person the high quality Thermal Industries products offers homeowners.
Do you have a sunroom or patio enclosure that you do not use that often due to the cold weather? Many patio enclosures and sunrooms on the market are constructed of a single pane of glass. Single panel glass has a very low R-value of 1. This causes your sunroom to be cold in the morning when temperatures are lower. As temperatures rise during the day, when the warm air from outside flows through the single pane glass, which can make your sunroom uncomfortably warm during the afternoon hours.
The DreamspacE 24- Hour Room has options available that enable you to use your room any time of the day.
Rusco Windows and Doors located in Westmont Illinois are experts who specialized in 4 season
As a parent I often worry if my home is safe for my children. Is it secure from break ins? Two -thirds of all illegal entries into homes are through the entry door. Masonite’s steel-edged doors have been proven to be more secure than traditional wood-edge doors.
Reinforced Lockset Area:Provides a rigid base for lock sets.
Interlocking Steel Edge: Incorporates six 90 steel bends in each edge ensuring stability and strength.
Hinge Reinforcement: The 12-gauge plate riveted inside each door adds extra strength to the hinge area.
Rusco Windows and Doorslocated in Westmont, Illinois has several entry doors for viewing. Stop in today or call for a free in-home consultation. Call 630-969-6200
Thermal Industries PVC (vinyl) frame materials can be considered ‘green’ because they are recyclable and have a sustainable lifespan, keeping them out of landfills. Today’s vinyl production is not petroleum-based. PVC production does not require burning or generate harmful gases. Once they are installed in your home, vinyl windows are environmentally friendly due to their maintenance-free composition; they never require painting, sanding or refinishing.
Look for vinyl windows that are custom-made to fit the exact openings in your home, and ones that employ fusion-welded construction. Fusion welding prevents air leakage, water infiltration, and energy loss that are common with other frame materials on the market that are mechanically (screwed) or chemically (glued) fastened. Fusion welding also provides the best structural integrity.
Stop in Rusco Windows and Doors located in Westmont to vinyl the full line of vinyl windows by Thermal Industries. Or call for a free in home consultation. 630-969-6200