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

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

Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Tucson and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.

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

  • Check to see if your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and doors can impact the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce 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 torn.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can damage exterior sealants and caulk. Remove damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps prevent 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 the home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If your home still has single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our experts can walk you through newer, energy-efficient products.

If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Tucson at 520-428-0648.

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