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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Hunt Valley, MD?

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Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Hunt Valley and you can still find time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors will help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.

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

  • Check to see if your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that remains in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air from entering the home when windows and doors are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping 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. 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 entering the home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help to add an additional layer of security 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 the 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 want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Hunt Valley at 410-698-1950.