Ready or not, the colder weather is coming to Annapolis 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 can help ensure that your home stays 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 windows and
impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air
from leaking in when windows and doors
are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look 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 – Take a look at your exterior surface 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 to add an additional layer of
defense 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 has
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, your heating bills may be higher than
they need to be. Our
experts can talk to you about newer,
If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Annapolis at 240-293-1068.