Category Archives: Maintaining Windows and Doors

Maintaining Windows and Doors

Here are our tips for making sure you check and maintain your windows and doors properly.


The first thing you should do when cleaning and checking seals on windows and doors is to take a good look at them from the inside and outside. Do you see missing pieces of the sealant? Is it damaged? Does the window or door close properly. Check around doors for daylight – if you see it, air is getting in.

Another tip is to hold a match or candle near windows and doors (this works well when it is windy!) to see if there is air moving on the flame. That’s a sure sign you need to repair or replace the seals.

When you are walking around your house, make sure there aren’t visible cracks or gaps in caulking.


You can easily replace seals around your doors yourself as part of your winter home maintenance checklist and the supplies are readily available at any hardware store. Windows can be a tad bit trickier,  you may have to contact the manufacturer for the correct seal. Sometimes, it’s best to hire a professional to fix a damaged or improperly sealed window. Call CKG Contractors Inc for an estimate! 973-599-0811

Replacing Windows and Doors

If your windows and doors are older (20-25 years is the reasonable life span of windows), it may be time for replacement. The experts at CKG Contractors Inc. can give you a hand and YES! We even install windows all year round, if you need them.

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