Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Scottsdale, AZ?

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

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

  • Make sure 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 affect the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep 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 ripped.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can damage 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, 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 security 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 you still have 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 talk to you about newer, energy-efficient windows and doors.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Scottsdale at 480-296-2022.