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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Des Moines, IA?

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Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Des Moines and you can still find time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors can help 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?

  • 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 impact 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 ripped.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on 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 find its way into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors offers 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 walk you through newer, energy-efficient windows and doors.

If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Des Moines at 515-219-7723.