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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Roanoke, Virginia?

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Ready or not, the colder weather is arriving in Roanoke and you still have time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy bills.

What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for winter?

  • Make sure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and doors can reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from entering 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. 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, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps prevent cold air and moisture from coming back into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help to add an additional layer of defense from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this increase your privacy, but it also helps to insulate the 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 could be paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our experts can share information about newer, energy-efficient windows and doors.

If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Roanoke at 540-466-1918.