How To Check Your Windows & Doors For The Winter

The fall is now upon us, and with the fall time comes lower outdoor temperatures. This means that you will soon be switching off the cool air conditioning and turning on the heat for the wintertime.

You want to keep the warm air inside your home during the wintertime, which will help ensure that your heating bill will stay reasonable no matter how cold it will get this winter. We have made a list below of things to check before the temperatures begin to drop, and when it is time to give us a call.


  • Make sure to check your windows for a few different things.
    • Condensation
      • If you happen to notice condensation built up inside your windows or in between the panels of your windows, especially in the morning time, then chances are, some of your window seals have gone bad and need to be replaced. Also, make sure to fully open and close your windows and ensure that the windows lock smoothly. This can help you determine if your windows have been warped or misshaped over the years and need to be replaced.
    • Draft
      • Make sure to check your windows for drafts that may be coming in through the sides or the bottom of the window. This is another sign that your windows have gone bad and need to be replaced. The wind that may be entering your home from the outside can affect the temperature inside your home greatly and needs to be addressed immediately.


  • Make sure to check your doors by opening and closing them fully. If your door does not open or close smoothly or lock smoothly, then the chances are that you may need to have your door replaced. Also, make sure to check for drafts similar to your windows as this wind entering your home can affect your heating and cooling costs drastically.

Garage Door

  • Some of us may not think that the garage door is necessary to check; however, it most definitely is, especially if the garage wall shares a wall with the rest of your home. Also, garage doors have come along way since when you were a kid growing up, so your first step would be to go outside into your garage and check to see if your garage door is insulated. You want to check and see if there is a single panel garage door or if you have a double panel garage door. If you have a single panel garage door, then it is not insulated, and if you have a double panel garage door, then chances are, your garage door is insulated, and you are all good to go. If you have a non-insulated garage door, then you may want to give us a call and get some pricey for an insulated garage door. An insulated garage door will help your heating, and cooling bill stays reasonable, no matter the temperature.

Contact Us For A Quote

Chesapeake Roofing, Windows & Siding, Inc. is located in Annapolis, Maryland. With over 30 years of experience, contact us today for your entry doors and window replacement when the time is necessary. Do not wait around if you notice any of the above signs inside your home; let us help you save money and make your home more comfortable for your family and friends. For a free estimate, call 1-866-607-2851 or request an appointment online.