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

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

Ready or not, the colder weather is coming to Muncie 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 keeps you comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.

How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?

  • Make sure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that remains in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can affect 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 torn.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps to 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 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 share information about newer, energy-efficient options.

If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Muncie at 317-983-5642.

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