As the season ends and the cooler weather rolls in, it’s time to complete your window maintenance jobs. Now is the perfect time to prepare for the changes that await you in winter. Polk Contracting Inc., the area’s premier roofing contractor, shows you how to prepare windows for winter.
Remove Dirt and Debris
Dirt and debris are not only an aesthetic problem, but also a possible functional one as well if left unchecked. Dirt, sand, leaves, and other debris can get caught in window sills and moving parts of windows. Brush these areas off and clean them, for a tighter seal when closing windows.
Check Weather Stripping
Check the weather stripping around your windows. When worn or loose, it will let cold air inside, causing your heating system to work extra hard. If you can’t reattach it, replace the weather stripping to keep warm air inside. Apply new caulk or sealant around your windows. They may have been exposed to heavy weather or harsh sunlight during the hot summer months
Repair or Replace Damages
Do a close inspection for cracked or rotting old wood around windows and replace them. They will allow moisture and cold air into your home. Inspect for water damage or moisture leakage. If your roof or gutters are experiencing drainage problems, consult Polk Contracting, Inc. Our premier residential roofing service will prevent water damage to any part of your home.
Consider Energy-Efficient Windows
Your insurance restoration contractor offers energy-efficient windows to lower your energy bills—especially so in winter when you rely more on your heating system. You could save up to around $500 a year by replacing old single windows with new ENERGY STAR®-approved models.
When it comes to replacement windows, you can’t go wrong with Polk Contracting, Inc. To learn more about our windows and what we can do for you and your home, call us today at (410) 994-2801 or fill out our contact form. We are your leading choice for quality windows in Harford County, Baltimore County and Cecil County within local areas such as Bel Air, Forest Hill, Fallston, and Abingdon, MD, and other nearby areas.