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Less than two weeks left of 2021, and January 1st is right around the corner. So in honor of New Year’s, we’re sharing a little bit about why the month is named such and why we think it’s appropriate for a Minneapolis exterior door company to be talking about it!
The rather strange looking fellow shown here is an artistic representation of the Roman god Janus. He’s associated with many things, especially New Year’s Day. Why? Because Janus represents a transition from the old (looking back) to the new (looking ahead). As such he is often called the god of doors, which makes sense – a door is a point of transition from one space to another. Much like New Year’s is the transition from one year to the next. It’s from Janus that we get the word ‘janitor,’ originally applied to someone who stood at a door to open and close it.
We’re highly in favor of what Janus represents: out with the old, in with the new. And for many homeowners in our metro area, the OLD that needs to go is an exterior door that lets in too much cold air (or hot air in the summer). The NEW that needs to be ushered in? Energy-efficient, low-maintenance exterior doors, storm doors, and patio doors.
Perhaps it’s the idea of transitioning from the old to the new that leads to those often-made, rarely-kept New Year’s resolutions. Well, we’ve got one you can make and want to keep – resolve to take steps to cut your heating and cooling bills! One of the best ways to do that is to replace your exterior doors. And you might as well think about your windows while you’re at it, because the biggest chunk of heat or cooling loss in a home is through door and window openings. Air leakage (both in and out) is what is responsible. Old doors may have warped over time and don’t fit snugly in their openings. Or perhaps they don’t close tightly. Same thing with windows.
Another reason for heat and cooling loss through doors could be the material they are made from or the way they are constructed. Some doors are just better at providing insulation than others. And then if you add a storm door on top of your new entry door, you’ll up the insulating value even more, while you protect the exterior side of your door in the process.
One more thing – New Year’s Day will be here in a very short time. And when that day rolls around, our current door and window installation specials will expire. So why not contact us before January 1st to get on our spring installation schedule and save money in the process? (Click here for discount details.) We think Janus would approve!
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