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

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

Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Petoskey and you still have time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors can help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.

How can you prepare your windows and doors for winter?

  • Ensure 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.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air from leaking in when windows and doors are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping 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, which may include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps prevent cold air and moisture from find its way into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors offers an additional layer of defense from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this improve 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 your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Petoskey at 231-622-4417.

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