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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Sunset Hills, MO?

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Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Sunset Hills and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors helps 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?

  • Ensure 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 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 shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it out 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. Remove damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps to keep cold air and moisture from coming back into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help to add an additional layer of protection 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 your home.
  • 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 share information about newer, energy-efficient products.

If you have additional questions about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Sunset Hills at (314) 207-0622.