Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in North Carolina and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors will help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy bills.
What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce 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 – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture
from find its way into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help 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 you still have
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, your heating bills may be higher than
they need to be. Our
experts can talk to you about newer,
If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in North Carolina at 866-539-4196.