A Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Dear Homeowners,

We know there has been a great deal of concern throughout the community regarding the pandemic.  We at JFK Window and Door want to take a moment to let you know about the measures we are taking to protect ourselves, the homeowners we serve, and our community as we move forward.

We are complying with all state and local orders. Our showroom is open for virtual or in-person visits, but due to current metering ordinances, please call ahead to ensure we have capacity to serve you. We will also remain available to you by phone and email during our normal business hours, and look forward to continuing to serve you through and following this crisis.

We will do our best to respond to all inquiries quickly and thoughtfully, being sure to offer our full attention to our homeowners.  For the time being, all installations will proceed as scheduled, weather-permitting.  Please be assured that if any changes will need to be made for your installation, we will contact you by phone as quickly as possible.  If any installs must be cancelled, they will be rescheduled as promptly as possible within the bounds of safety and good conscience.  As always, the homeowners we serve are our top concern.

First, we are keeping abreast of updates on the situation from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.  We are remaining flexible and ready to respond to new developments as they arise.  Any changes to our plans will be noted here, and we will promptly contact any homeowners who will be directly affected by any change to our plans.

Second, we are acting to reduce the possibility of communication of germs in our work areas, including our vehicles.  We are keeping hand sanitizer available in company vehicles for our employees who regularly visit clients and encouraging them to apply it per CDC directions before and after each time they enter or approach a client’s home.  All our employees who are able to work remotely are doing so.  Our employees who cannot work from home are taking additional precautions, including washing their hands more frequently, being aware of what they touch, and sanitizing all areas that can be sanitized more regularly – especially phones and items used by multiple members of the team. We are wearing masks both in our office and in the field. We are making allowances for any employee who is not well to stay home and recover.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, we are – as always – happy to hear from you. You can reach the office at (513) 851-1000. Please direct written queries pursuant to our coronavirus response to selah@jfkwindowanddoor.com.

Thank you for being a part of the community of homeowners we at JFK Window and Door have been honored to serve over the last 35 years.  We are looking forward to continuing to work with you for many years to come.

Sincerely,

The Team at JFK Window and Door

John Karle, Owner

Selah Shorthouse, Office Manager

Karen S. – Cincinnati, OH

Karen S. – Cincinnati, OH

“Everyone at JFK was very courteous and friendly especially the installer. He helped fix the existing door to close tighter by adjusting the catch. I love my new storm door!”

Your Guide to Fixing Drafty Winter Windows

Your Guide to Fixing Drafty Winter Windows

Once again, winter is rapidly approaching, and the Midwest region is in store for cold weather and high winds. With these come uncomfortable indoor drafts. If you have drafty windows, the tips below will help you deal with the problem and stay more comfortable this winter. 

How to Handle Drafty Windows

Window Caulk

The first step to dealing with problematic drafts is to seal the windows from the outside. Apply window caulk around the outside perimeter of the window frame using a caulking gun. First, however, scrape the surface clean using a putty scraper and sandpaper.

This ensures a firm adhesion and an adequate seal. If you don’t have a caulking gun, another alternative is to apply a roll of rope caulk with your fingers and a wooden dowel. This is a less permanent solution, but it removes easily once winter is over.

Weatherstripping

Windows in Cincinnati, OH

Once the frame is sealed, it’s time to deal with leaks coming from the sash or movable parts of the window. From indoors, apply weatherstripping (various types of adhesive-backed foam)—around the edges—particularly between the sash and the frame—to ensure a firm seal when the window is closed. This keeps cold air from seeping in through gaps. You can buy weatherstripping at any home improvement retailer and most department stores.

Shrink Film

Sometimes, the cold is seeping through the window glass itself. Modern double- and triple-glazed windows solve this issue, but it is still common with older, single-pane varieties.

You can address this problem with a roll of plastic shrink film. Cover the window with clear plastic, attaching it to the inside window frame using double-sided tape. You can then shrink it to fit the expanse using a hairdryer. 

If you need new windows to keep your home comfortable, contact JFK Window & Door in Cincinnati, OH. They have served customers throughout the Tri-State area since 1990. They specialize in casement windows and entry doors, and they carry a wide selection of durable Andersen windows. Visit their website or call (513) 851-1000 to make an appointment. 

Karen and Bruce B. – Anderson Twp., OH

Karen and Bruce B. – Anderson Twp., OH

“Another fantastic job by JFK! This is the 3rd time we have used them for a project. Great service from start to finish! They went above and beyond in helping with door selection and project completion. I appreciated the extra “help” they sent to finish the masonry on the front door. Door looks GREAT!”

Charles and Maryann S. – Wyoming, OH

“This project was a very satisfying experience from beginning to end. Mr. John Karle was excellent on getting us exactly what we wanted and the install team of Mike and Andrew could not have been better. I strongly recommend JFK for their quality of people and products.”

Tom and Sue K. – St. Bernard, OH

Tom and Sue K. – St. Bernard, OH

“Work was done in a professional manner. Only 4 minor items to correct and a date already set to finalize the job. We are very happy with our new windows.”