Ready or not, the colder weather is coming to Monroe and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking 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 winter?
- Ensure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that
remains 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 reduce air
from entering the home when windows and doors
are shut. 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 damage
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, which may
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 the house.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If your home has
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you could be
paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our
experts can share information about newer,
If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Monroe at 203-295-4486.