Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Baltimore and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors will help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy bills.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- Check to see if your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate 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 torn.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, that could include 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
security from air and moisture and improves energy
- Install snap-in blinds or shades
– Not only does this boost your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate your home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If your home still has
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you could be
paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our
experts can share information about newer,
If you want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Baltimore at 301-637-0762.