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

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Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Beltsville and there is still time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you 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 home’s windows and doors can reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine 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 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. Get rid of damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps to keep cold air and moisture from find its way into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help add an additional layer of protection from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this increase your privacy, but it also helps to insulate your home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If you still have single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our experts can walk you through newer, energy-efficient products.

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