As winter arrives, the battle against the cold begins.

Frigid temperatures will be here before we know it – and if you want to avoid the winter cold from sneaking into your home, then now is the time to act! By taking a few proactive steps to winterize your windows, you can be ready for the season.

Here are some simple tips to help keep your home comfortable throughout winter-time.


Check Your Windows

One important step in winterizing your home is making sure your windows are up to par. Before you start sealing up drafts, take a close look at your glass panes. If you see any cracks or breaks, you’re going to want to replace them.

Doing this will help make sure that your windows are fully protected throughout the winter season. After all, you don’t want to discover that you need a full window replacement after the cold weather has already kicked in.


Draft Snakes

One simple and affordable solution is to use a draft snake. These nifty little devices, also known as draft stoppers, are basically long tubes of fabric filled with materials like rice or beans.

You can place them strategically in front of a door or window crack to help block out drafts. While they may not create a perfect seal, draft snakes are an easy and budget-friendly way to keep warm without running up the heating bill.


Curtains and Shades

Of all the various ways to winterize your windows, one solution that stands out is thermal drapes. These window treatments are typically made from thick fabrics, and feature multiple layers that keep your room at a stable temperature by minimizing air escaping through the window, or entering it.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a lighter option that can be used all year round, cellular shades (also known as honeycomb shades) are another great choice. They not only protect against drafts, but also add an attractive touch to your windows.


Weather Stripping

Probably one of the most popular is methods for winterizing your home is weather stripping. This involves applying strips of foam or rubber tubing to any gaps between the windows and their frames to create a barrier against cold air.

While it’s highly effective at improving insulation, it’s worth noting that weather stripping can also change the appearance of your windows significantly. Something to keep in mind.



One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to do so is to winterize your windows using caulk. By sealing the gaps around your windows, you’ll be preventing freezing air from slipping inside and saving money on heating costs.

While caulk is an affordable option, it’s important to note that, over time, the caulking around your windows may deteriorate or shrink, creating gaps that need to be re-caulked in order to maintain your home’s warmth.


Preparing for the Winter Season

Hot chocolate, crackling fires, and cozy sweaters are all part of the charm of winter – but so is the cold chill that can sneak into your home if you’re not prepared for it.

D&W Windows and Sunrooms are prepared for all things windows. We have decades of experience creating and servicing energy-efficient windows. And we manufacture everything in-house so you can get the best value for the price.

For a free estimate, visit D&W Windows and Sunrooms today!


Disclaimer: Our blog offers general information only; it isn’t an endorsement of specific actions. Please consult professionals and consider your situation before making decisions. D&W Windows is not responsible for any outcomes resulting from the advice provided.