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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Norwalk, CT?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Norwalk, CT?

Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Norwalk and there is still time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors will help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy costs.

What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for winter?

  • Make sure 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.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air from leaking in 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 torn.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm exterior sealants and caulk. Remove damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps prevent 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 you still have single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you could be paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our experts can talk to you about newer, energy-efficient options.

If you have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Norwalk at 203-663-3778.

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