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

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Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Charlotte and you still have time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors will help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy costs.

What steps can you take 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.
  • Inspect your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air from leaking in when windows and doors are shut. 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 – 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 entering the home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help to add 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 house.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If you still have 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 talk to you about newer, energy-efficient products.

If you want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Charlotte at 704-228-9149.