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

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

Ready or not, the colder weather is arriving in Indianapolis and there is still time to make sure your 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 energy costs.

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

  • Ensure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that remains in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and doors can reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air from entering the home when windows and doors are secured. 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 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, such as 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 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 your home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If your home 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 products.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Indianapolis at 317-983-5922.

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