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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Asheville, NC?

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Ready or not, the colder weather is hitting Asheville 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 can help ensure that your home stays comfortable 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 left in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from leaking in when windows and doors are closed. 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, which may include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps to 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 improve your privacy, but it also helps to insulate the home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If your home has 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 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 Asheville at 828-202-8673.