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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Lethbridge, AB?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Lethbridge, AB?

Ready or not, the colder weather is arriving in Lethbridge and you can still find time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy costs.

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 left in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and doors can impact the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect 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 damaged.
  • 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, such as 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 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 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 walk you through newer, energy-efficient windows and doors.

If you want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Lethbridge at 403-328-2517.

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