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

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Ready or not, the colder weather is coming to Greensboro and there is still time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors can help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy bills.

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

  • Make sure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can impact the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air from coming back in the home when windows and doors are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are damaged.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm 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, 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 offers 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 share information about newer, energy-efficient options.

If you want more information about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Greensboro at 336-203-0576.