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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Wilmington, North Carolina?

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Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Wilmington and there is still time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors will help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.

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

  • Check to see if your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can reduce 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 closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are damaged.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture from entering the home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help add an additional layer of defense from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this boost your privacy, but it also helps to insulate the house.
  • 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 windows and doors.

If you want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Wilmington at 910-218-9596.