Ready or not, the colder weather is hitting Gaithersburg and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors helps ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.
What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- Check to see if your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can
affect 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 ripped.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Evaluate the exterior
surface of your windows and doors for signs of moisture leaking, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture
from entering the
- 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 improve 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 walk you through newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you would like to learn more about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Gaithersburg at 202-594-3979.