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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Murray, Kentucky?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Murray, Kentucky?

Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Murray and you still have 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 steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for winter?

  • 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 windows and doors can affect the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate 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 be harsh on exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, such as 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 defense from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this increase 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 talk to you about newer, energy-efficient products.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Murray at 270-216-5253.

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