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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Raleigh, North Carolina?

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Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Raleigh and you can still find time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors can help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.

What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?

  • Ensure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and doors can reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air from entering the home when windows and doors are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are ripped.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Evaluate the exterior surface of your windows and doors for signs of moisture leaking, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps prevent cold air and moisture from find its way into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors offers an additional layer of security 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 your home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If your home still 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 options.

If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Raleigh at 919-324-0196.