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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Kansas City, KS?

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Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Kansas City and there is still time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors helps ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.

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

  • Make sure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air from leaking in 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 damaged.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can damage 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 to keep cold air and moisture from entering the home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help add an additional layer of protection 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 house.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If your home has 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 windows and doors.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Kansas City at 913-246-5101.