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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Kalamazoo, MI?

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Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Kalamazoo and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors can help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.

What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?

  • Check to see if your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and doors can impact the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from coming back in the home when windows and doors are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are torn.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of 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 entering the home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors offers 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 the 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 walk you through newer, energy-efficient windows and doors.

If you have additional questions about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Kalamazoo at 269-215-4157.