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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Southern Pines, NC?

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Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Southern Pines and there is still time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.

How can you prepare your windows and doors for winter?

  • Check to see if your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can impact the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect 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 damaged.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can damage exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of 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, which may include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture from coming back 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 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 walk you through newer, energy-efficient windows and doors.

If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Southern Pines at 910-444-0729.