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How to Keep Your Windows in Shape This Winter

No matter how energy-efficient your home’s windows may be, they will still lose heat during the cold winter months. By addressing your home’s windows as part of your winter preparation home maintenance, you can reap a host of benefits, including a warmer home and reduced energy bills, as well as a smaller carbon footprint. The cost vs. value of properly winterized windows is worth the small amount of time and work it takes to find and address problems.

Seal Cracks and Gaps

It’s important to check your windows regularly for cracks, gaps, and leaks. Be certain that all windows in your home – as well as your doors – have enough caulk and weather-stripping to seal warm air in and keep cold air out. As you’re checking your windows as part of your yearly winterizing, be sure to seal up any cracks or gaps that you find right away. These tiny spots can add up to an opening almost the size of another window in your home – that’s a lot of cold winter air coming uninvited into your home.

Lock Your Windows

It almost seems too easy, but the simple act of locking your windows helps tighten their seals and keep out cold air. An unlocked window, even when it is closed, can have a less secure seal that permits air to leak in and out.

Add Insulation for Window Maintenance

There are quite a few cheap and easy ways to add insulation to your windows for protection from cold in the winter months. Clear window insulation film works well for this, as well as cutting clear plastic sheeting or Pexiglas to fit inside your windows for an added layer of insulation. Many innovative homeowners also have found that bubble wrap works well for insulating a particularly drafty window.

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Harry Hink is the owner of HB Services, LLC. He has years of experience in the home improvement field and brings an unparalleled enthusiasm to his customers. HB Services is known locally for their continued support of local communities, schools and businesses.


Harry is active in many organizations to include the Medical Care of Children Partnership(MCCP) which is a community partnership dedicated to providing medical and dental services to children of the working poor of Fairfax County who otherwise are ineligible to receive healthcare offered through Medicaid or other private and public sources. Harry is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, a certified United States swimming coach and, most important, a husband and father.


Owner Harry Hink’s philosophy is timeless and simple – do for our customers what we would do for ourselves. Our staff will listen to your ideas, offer insight suggestions and come up with a design that fits your lifestyle and adds value to your home.

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