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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Fargo, North Dakota?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Fargo, North Dakota?

Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Fargo and you still have time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors can help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.

How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?

  • Ensure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can affect the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air from entering the home when windows and doors are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it out and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are ripped.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the 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, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps to keep cold air and moisture from entering the home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help 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 house.
  • 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 have additional questions about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Fargo at 701-281-1390.

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