Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Nashville and you still have time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors will help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.
What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that
remains in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air
from coming back in the home 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 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 – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture
from coming back into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors offers an additional layer of
protection from air and moisture and improves energy
- 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 your home has
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 have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Nashville at 615-348-8786.