Ready or not, the colder weather is arriving in Binghamton and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors will help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.
What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?
- 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
affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from leaking in when windows and doors
are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping 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 – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, which may
include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep 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 your home still has
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 talk to you about newer,
If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Binghamton at 607-296-0475.