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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Binghamton, NY?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Binghamton, NY?

Ready or not, the colder weather is arriving in Binghamton and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors will help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.

What steps can you take to 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 affect the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from leaking in when windows and doors are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping 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 – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, which may 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, you may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our experts can talk to you about newer, energy-efficient products.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Binghamton at 607-296-0475.

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