Chicago Climate Recommendations
Residents of “The Windy City” live in a moderate climate with four distinct seasons — from cool, wet springs to mild, pleasant falls. The city’s close proximity to Lake Michigan tends to moderate temperatures in both the winter and summer, providing relief from the summer heat and limiting precipitation during the summer months. Conversely, the lake effect enhances winter precipitation, adding an extra layer of snow to go along with the often frigid temperatures.
Keep warm in the winter by reducing the heat loss from your home. Doors with panes of glass made with Advanced Low-E will help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and keeping the heat in.
Frequent storms during the winter bring bitter cold and frozen precipitation. Wood with aluminum cladding, vinyl, and fiberglass are low maintenance and can help stand up to extreme weather.
Ensure your home’s wood doors are prepared for bitterly cold winters and semi-humid summers. EnduraClad® and EnduraClad® Plus exterior finishes resist fading and hold long-lasting quality for years.