Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Mt. Pleasant, MI?

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Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Mt. Pleasant and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors will help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy costs.

How can you 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 windows and doors can affect the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air from entering the home when windows and doors are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are damaged.
  • 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 – Check for signs of moisture leaking, such as 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 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 your 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 could be paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our experts can share information about newer, energy-efficient products.

If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Mt. Pleasant at 989-317-2558.