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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Lewes, DE?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Lewes, DE?

Ready or not, the colder weather is arriving in Lewes and you can still find time to make sure your home’s 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 steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?

  • Make sure 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.
  • Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate 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 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, which may include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps prevent cold air and moisture from find its way 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 improve your privacy, but it also helps to insulate the home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If your home still has 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 share information about newer, energy-efficient options.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Lewes at 302-257-5544.

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