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
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
- 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.