Ready or not, the colder weather is hitting Evansville and you still have time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors will help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy bills.
What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- Ensure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that
remains in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can
affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air
from coming back in the home when windows and doors
are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it
out and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are ripped.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can damage
exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps to keep cold air and moisture
from find its way into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help to add an additional layer of
security from air and moisture and improves energy
- Install snap-in blinds or shades
– Not only does this boost your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate the home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If your home still has
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you could be
paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our
experts can walk you through newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you have additional questions about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Evansville at 812-228-7000.