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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Salt Lake City, UT?

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Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Salt Lake City and you still have time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors will help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy costs.

What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for winter?

  • Ensure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can affect the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from entering the home when windows and doors are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look 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, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture from coming back into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help to add an additional layer of defense 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 your home.
  • 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 options.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Salt Lake City at 385-203-8083.