Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Norwalk and there is still 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 stays comfortable and helps save on energy costs.
What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and
impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air
from leaking in when windows and doors
are shut. 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 harm
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove 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 entering the
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help add 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 the house.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If you still have
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,
If you have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Norwalk at 203-663-3778.