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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Washington DC, DC?

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Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Washington DC and there is still time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors can help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy costs.

How can you prepare your windows and doors for winter?

  • Check to see if your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left 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 torn.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can damage 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 helps prevent cold air and moisture from find its way into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors offers an additional layer of security from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this boost your privacy, but it also helps to insulate the home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If you still have 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 walk you through newer, energy-efficient windows and doors.

If you want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Washington DC at (301) 327-3013.