Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Beltsville and there is still time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.
What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Ensure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that
remains in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air
from coming back in the home when windows and doors
are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are damaged.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on
exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps to keep cold air and moisture
from find its way into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help add an additional layer of
protection from air and moisture and improves energy
- Install snap-in blinds or shades
– Not only does this increase your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate your home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If you still have
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our
experts can walk you through newer,
If you want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Beltsville at (301) 327-3013.