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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Boone, NC?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Boone, NC?

Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Boone and you still have time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.

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

  • Make sure 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 affect the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air from leaking in 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 damaged.
  • 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, which may 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 improve your privacy, but it also helps to insulate the home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If you still have single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, your heating bills may be higher than they need to be. Our experts can share information about newer, energy-efficient options.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Boone at 828-202-8489.

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