Ready or not, the colder weather is coming to Long Island and you still have 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 steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Ensure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Check your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from coming back in the home when windows and doors
are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it
out and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are damaged.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm
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, which may
include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps to keep 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 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 may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our
experts can share information about newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you would like to learn more about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Long Island at 516-331-0031.