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Ensuring your home is prepared for winter - Doors and windows

Winter is coming. This might not be welcome news for everybody, but it is something we all certainly have to face. Although we are just getting into fall, temperatures will be sharply dropping and snow will be on the ground before you know it!

In order to make sure that your energy prices don't go through the roof over the next few months, you need to take the necessary precautions now to ensure that your home is more than ready for winter. Not only will this save you money in the short term, it will improve the overall value of the space in the long run.

Windowsills and doors are places where you will find a lot of dirt and other debris - such as dust - pile up. Although you should be doing this regularly, it is especially important to keep these areas clean during the winter. This will allow you to create a tighter seal when the doors and windows are closed, improving their energy efficiency.

If your windows are a decade or older, chances are they are not working as well as they could be at keeping your home warm and efficient. An Alexandria contractor will be able to help you get rid of the old windows and have new ones put in for the upcoming season

Again, doors and windows will be your main focus during the winter, as these are the main areas where your heat will escape. To prevent this, all you need to do is reapply sealant to any places where it has broken or there are holes.

If you are planning on any remodels before winter, be sure to schedule an appointment with John C. Flood today!