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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Memphis, Tennessee?

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Ready or not, the colder weather is arriving in Memphis and you still have 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 keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy bills.

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 residing in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from leaking in 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 ripped.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Evaluate the exterior surface of your windows and doors for signs of moisture leaking, which may 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 protection 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 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 your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Memphis at 901-401-9399.