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Having a problem with air sipping through my windows in winter

This past winter, I noticed a little air around my sliding window and realized it was from outside. Every once in awhile frost would build up on the window. I'm kind dumb when it comes to window maintence lol so I probably should've had it fixed sooner rather then wait until now. Just wondering if it can be a quick fix or a big fix. I've uploaded a picture of my window. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Posted 2015-08-17T00:50:56+0000  by Trav1981 Trav1981
 
Here's the picture of my window. How can I fix this so there's no breeze going through, thanks. 
Posted 2015-08-17T00:54:52+0000  by Trav1981
Hi Trav1981,

Great idea, with fall approaching and winter close behind.

Weather stripping is the solution to your drafty windows.

However, take the opportunity to prime and repaint your windows sashes and sills to protect them from further damage.

In this process, you'll open the windows and apply peel-and-stick weather stripping the full length of the sill ... then close the window and latch to ensure a tight seal.

OTHER OPTIONS:
It is possible that you have drafts at doors as well.

In this case, you might use a door jamb weather strip set to create an air-tight seal.

SAFETY FIRST:
Resist the urge to permanently seal your windows shut.

Windows that will not open create serious safety risks, should you ever need to exit your home quickly.
Posted 2015-08-18T17:22:27+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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