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Preparing your Windows and Doors for winter

Home Window & Door Replacement for the First Bite of Frost

Smart home owners know that before the arrival of cold weather, you have to take steps to combat its effects. One of the smartest ways you can prepare for the arrival of winter is to have your home windows and doors examined for wear and tear that could lead to a loss of heat in your environment. The passing of time is sure to have a deteriorating effect on the windows and doors of your home. Finding and replacing problem spots in windows and doors makes your home more energy efficient and keeps the cost of heating your home as low as possible.

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The Ins and Outs of Maintaining Doors

Your entry door (including the exterior door, sliding glass door, exterior wood door, or patio door) is a prime place for the wear and tear to show. You will lose a great deal of home heat through this escape. A simple examination of the door around the base and edges will reveal if the door fits tightly into the frame or if loose area is of concern. Placing a fan behind the close door and feeling for drafts are another effective way to check for leaks. A steel replacement door is a valuable option if you find major damage and decide you need a replacement door.

Keeping Windows on Track

The same precautions you take for doors in your home are the same precautions you should take when examining your windows for energy efficiency. Checking to ensure that your windows are secure in their tracks will keep heat inside your home for a longer period of time. Windows such as a storm window, bay window, or vinyl window should be checked regularly for leaks.

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