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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Winston-Salem and you still have time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors will help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy bills.

How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?

  • Make sure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that remains in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can affect the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from entering the home when windows and doors are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are torn.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture from find its way into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help add an additional layer of protection from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this boost your privacy, but it also helps to insulate the house.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If your home has single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our experts can walk you through newer, energy-efficient products.

If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Winston-Salem at 336-203-0704.

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