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

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Ready or not, the colder weather is coming to Long Island 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 stays comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.

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

  • Ensure 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.
  • Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from coming back in the home when windows and doors are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it out 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. Get rid of 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 to keep cold air and moisture from coming back into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help add an additional layer of security from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this increase your privacy, but it also helps to insulate the home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If you still have 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 share information about newer, energy-efficient windows and doors.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Long Island at 516-331-0031.