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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Santa Fe, New Mexico?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Santa Fe, New Mexico?

Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Santa Fe 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 weather?

  • Check to see if your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that remains in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can impact the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from leaking in when windows and doors are shut. 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 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, which may include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture from entering the home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors offers an additional layer of security from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this boost your privacy, but it also helps to insulate the home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If you still have single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, your heating bills may be higher than they need to be. Our experts can share information about newer, energy-efficient options.

If you want more information about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Santa Fe at 505-373-1286.

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