Kansas City winters can be harsh and unforgiving. This year, don’t let the outside weather determine how comfortable you are in your own home. There are many factors that determine the comfort of your home, but many are small and easily overlooked. All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding’s President, Doug Bennett, lists off his top tips to keep your home cozy and comfortable this winter.
Reduce Window & Door Condensation
Condensation on windows and doors is often caused by poor insulation in these areas. It can also be a sign of high humidity levels. If your windows are in good shape but just have old glass, you might consider replacing the glass with more efficient energy saving low-E glass. If the condensation is between the panes, this is most likely due to a broken seal. We can replace the fogged glass with new clean class without having to replace the entire window in most cases.
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Replace Damaged Weather-Stripping
Weather-stripping is an effective way to seal those nooks and crannies around doors and windows. But if you are able to see sunlight peaking around your door, or it’s leaking cold air into your home, you might need to adjust the door or install new weather-stripping. Weather-stripping can get smashed over time and lose its effectiveness. We can service you door or weatherstripping, which is something many window, door and siding companies do not offer.
Make Sure Storm Windows Are Closed & Windows Are Locked
Storm windows add another layer to your home that cold breezes can’t penetrate. If yours are broken or missing, call our repair shop. We can repair your old ones, or make you new ones. If your sashes are not locked, the weatherstripping cannot do it’s job.
Close Fireplace Doors & Flue
Lastly, close the doors and flues to your fireplaces when they are not being used. This will help reduce the drafts and keep heat loss to a minimum. An open flue will suck the heat right up your chimney. But always check to make sure you open them before kindling up a fire. Closed fireplace flues, when a fire is burning, can cause smoke and ash to overcome your home.
Call All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding to increase the comfort of your home today at (913) 210 -8810 or (816) 673-2480.
We all love festive holiday decorations, but not the damage many of them leave behind. This year prevent injury to your home, and make the post-holiday cleanup a breeze. All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding gives you three damage-free decorating tips for the holiday season.
Use Binder Clips to Hang Lights on Your Roof
Put the staple gun down. Don’t be a Clark Griswold and end up stapled to your roof. There are more efficient, and less damaging ways hang your holiday lights from your roof. This may seem a little out of the box, but binder clips are actually a perfect partner for your lights. They are the perfect size to hold your lights in place, and are sturdy enough to keep them there all season. It also takes very little time to hang your lights with this technique. Plus, you’ll love the easy cleanup, and your perfectly intact roof when the holidays are over.
Try Zip Ties to Hang Decorations on Porch Railings
Leave the tape in your arts and crafts drawer, and forget about the hot glue gun. This year hang holiday garland or other holiday decorations from your porch railing without having to fix the damage when the holidays are over. Use clear zip ties or fishing line to tie your decorations in place with little to no visual intrusion.
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Use Over-The-Door Hooks to Hang Wreaths
Keep your new front door installed by All-Weather looking like new this holiday season. Skip the damaging 3M tape and nails this year. Instead choose over-the-door hooks that can support your holiday wreath without the harmful effects. You may even want to add a piece of felt to the part of the hook that touches the door in case the wind causes the wreath and hanger to swing back and forth possibly scratching your door’s finish.
Call All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding at (913) 210-8810 or (816) 673-2480 today to help you get your home ready for the holidays.
At All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding, we only hire the best of the best. In order to become one of us, potential applicants must possess several traits that are important to our business. That’s how you know that you are getting quality craftsmanship and service when you do business with us. Here are three characteristics you will find universally in all of our team members here at All-Weather.
The All-Weather team is known for many things, but one of the most important is our vast experience in the industry. Among our management and team, the least amount of experience that a current team member has is 10 years. Seeing as we’ve been in business for more than a quarter of a century, this has obviously helped us build a solid reputation that has allowed us to stand out as leaders.
You will never have to worry about dealing with an unprofessional worker when you hire All-Weather to install windows, doors or siding on your home. Our entire team is cordial, punctual, and respectful of your home and your space. We will never leave a mess after we work on your home. Our team members leave their work space as it was, or better than when they began.
All-Weather team members are also well-trained and prepared to work on your home. Factory representatives from our partners, like Andersen Windows, come to our warehouse and train our employees in the proper ways to handle, install and repair their products. We always follow installation guidelines set by each manufacturer to ensure your windows, doors and siding perform the way they are supposed to. Plus, we are affiliated with several trade organizations, like NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), which means we are always learning the newest and most technologically advanced practices to enlist on your home. Call us today at (913) 210-8810 or (816) 673-2480 and speak to one of our awesome team members about installing windows, doors, or siding on your Kansas City area home.
As the kids head back to school, the house gets quieter during the day, and you have a little more time on your hands. This August, take advantage of All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding’s awesome Back to School Special! We are offering up some amazing deals this month as part of our 28-year anniversary sale.
When you come in to All-Weather this August, take advantage of our stellar window savings. Get $150 off of full frame window replacements and $75 off insert replacements. This is your chance to fix any drafty windows before fall settles in.
When it comes to the entrances in your home, save $200 off of custom painting and staining. Create that statement door you’ve always wanted, or finally get rid of those dings and stains on your backdoor.
Save big time when it comes to our siding department. We are offering $1,500 off of siding services or free attic insulation. Install our easy maintenance siding or insulate your attic just in time for the cold season. Free insulation means you can save money on your energy bills this winter for virtually no cost! Whichever deal you choose, you’ll be pleased.
Make sure you print out this special coupon and bring it with you when you come in to either of our showrooms. The offer is only valid until the end of the month, so hurry in! Call us at (913) 210-8810 or (816) 673-2480 and schedule a free consultation.