Winter brings frost and chill, inspiring cozy nights in front of the fire with a hot drink, with maybe a large dog snoring at your feet. Unfortunately, this same cold weather can negatively affect many exterior home components, including your doors and windows. Read on as Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows, the premier metal roofing company in the area, discusses how cold weather can impact your windows and doors.

Cold Weather Can Affect Windows and Doors

1. Shrinking 

Certain materials, such as wood, are susceptible to shrinking in winter. 

That’s because the cold weather makes the air dry, and this pulls the moisture present in wood. If you have untreated wood windows and doors, you can expect them to shrink unfavorably this winter.

2. Drafts 

Cold weather can wreak havoc on doors and windows, especially when they’re old or poorly installed or maintained. Drafts, for instance, become an all-too-familiar problem. Installing weather stripping can deal with this somewhat, but in serious cases, window and door replacement is the smarter, more permanent solution. 

To keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient in the cold season, turn to Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows. We’re not just your expert in vinyl siding installation–we can also handle your window and door replacement needs. 

We offer high-quality Marvin® windows and Therma-Tru® doors, which are designed for tough, lasting performance while keeping energy costs to a minimum.

3. Ice Buildup

Any openings between your doors and windows and their frames should be sealed tight. When warm, moisture-laden air from inside your home escapes through these gaps, it will freeze in contact with cold air from the outside. This leads to jamming and sticking. 

Are your windows and doors difficult to open and close? There may be ice forming along their frames.

Whether you need exceptional window and door installation, or professional roof replacement, Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows has got you covered. 

We’ll keep your home comfortable and efficient this cold season with our superior window and door options. We serve the areas in and around Stratford, CT. Call us today at (203) 660-2009 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.