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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Monroe, CT?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Monroe, CT?

Ready or not, the colder weather is coming to Monroe and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors will help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy bills.

How can you prepare your windows and doors for winter?

  • Ensure 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 reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from entering the home 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 ripped.
  • 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 – 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 coming back into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help 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 your home has single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you could be paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our experts can share information about newer, energy-efficient products.

If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Monroe at 203-295-4486.

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