Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Plattsburgh and you still have time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors helps ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.
How can you 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 doors and windows can
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air
from leaking in when windows and doors
are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are torn.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on
exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Check 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 offers an additional layer of
defense 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 talk to you about newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Plattsburgh at 518-310-2118.