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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Falls Church, VA?

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Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Falls Church 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 stays comfortable and helps save on energy bills.

How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?

  • Ensure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can affect the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air from entering 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 torn.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the 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 coming back into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help add an additional layer of security from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this improve 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 windows and doors.

If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Falls Church at 703-537-5697.