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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Springfield, IL?

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Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Springfield 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 costs.

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

  • Check to see if your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that remains 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 reduce air from coming back in the home when windows and doors are secured. 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. 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, which may include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps to keep cold air and moisture from entering the 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 increase 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, 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 want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Springfield at 217-793-0550.