Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Albany and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors can help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.
What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Make sure 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.
- Check your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep 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 – 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 helps prevent cold air and moisture
from entering the
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors offers an additional layer of
protection 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 could be
paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our
experts can walk you through newer,
If you want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Albany at 518-414-5302.