Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Raleigh and you can still find time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly examining 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 weather?
- Ensure 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 eliminate air
from entering the home when windows and doors
are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are ripped.
- 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 – 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 helps prevent cold air and moisture
from find its way into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors offers an additional layer of
security from air and moisture and improves energy
- Install snap-in blinds or shades
– Not only does this boost 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 may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our
experts can walk you through newer,
If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Raleigh at 919-324-0196.