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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Annapolis, Maryland?

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Ready or not, the colder weather is coming to Annapolis and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors can help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.

What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?

  • 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 doors can impact the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air from leaking in when windows and doors are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are damaged.
  • 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 – 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 entering the home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help to add an additional layer of defense from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this improve your privacy, but it also helps to insulate your home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If your home has 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, energy-efficient options.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Annapolis at 240-293-1068.