Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Kingston and you still have time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy bills.
What steps can you take 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 home’s windows and doors can
impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air
from coming back in the home when windows and doors
are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are ripped.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the 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, which may
include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture
from coming back into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help to add an additional layer of
protection 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 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 talk to you 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 Kingston at 845-663-1025.