Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Falls Church and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home 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 colder temperatures?
- Ensure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can
affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air
from entering the home 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 torn.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, that could include 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 add an additional layer of
security 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 you still have
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our
experts can walk you through newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Falls Church at 301-354-3689.