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Posted on Jun 15, 2015 by Sam Heer

Sealing and Insulating Your Home with Our Patio Doors

Because much of the state has a humid continental climate, our summers in Central Illinois are usually hot and stuffy. Aside from the scorching hot weather, we also have to deal with frequent rains and thunderstorms.

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Now that we’re in the middle of summer, we usually crank up our air-conditioning to stay comfortable indoors. As a result, our energy consumption will increase and our electric bills will surely spike—that is, unless your home is tightly sealed.

Sealing and Insulating Your Home

Making sure that your home is sealed and insulated well is the most cost-effective way to reduce your heating and cooling expenses. This will also make your home more comfortable even during really hot days. This is because if you keep your home sealed and insulated, the cool air inside won’t be able to escape. At the same time, heat from outside won’t be able to seep into your home.

Sealing the Biggest Opening in Your Home

Your home has many openings where outside heat can enter and conditioned air can escape. Your windows, for example, are big passageways where a significant amount of air can leak. If your windows are old and dilapidated, chances are they’re the cause of air leaks. You may need to repair or replace each one to ensure that your home is sealed. Aside from windows, improperly sealed doors can also cause your energy bills to rise significantly. The doors are probably the biggest openings in your home, especially if you have patio doors. If they have cracks and gaps, you can expect your AC to work harder to compensate for the extra heat your patio doors are letting into your house.

Energy-Efficient Renewal by Andersen® Doors

So if you think your patio doors in Champaign, IL, and the surrounding areas are leaky, you’ll need to replace them with our energy-efficient Andersen® replacement units. Our top-quality patio doors are designed with energy efficiency in mind, ensuring a tight seal around the sashes and frames. Our products are made from the toughest materials to ensure your new patio doors will last long against the summer heat as well as the winter chill. Furthermore, you can choose from our French or sliding patio doors, both beautifully designed to add charm to any home.

So if you’re thinking about replacing your old patio doors to seal and insulate your home, choose our patio doors. Aside from patio doors, you can also get an entry door or a storm door in Peoria, IL, and the surrounding areas. For a FREE in-home consultation and estimate, just give us a call or fill out our online request form to your right.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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