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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Lafayette, IN?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Lafayette, IN?

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

What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?

  • Ensure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing 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 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. Remove the damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, that could 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 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 windows and doors.

If you have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Lafayette at 317-983-5804.

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