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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Syracuse, NY?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Syracuse, NY?

Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Syracuse and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors helps 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 temperatures?

  • Check to see if 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 impact the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from coming back in the home when windows and doors are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it out and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are torn.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can damage exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the 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 to 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 improve your privacy, but it also helps to insulate the house.
  • 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 windows and doors.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Syracuse at 315-565-0399.

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