Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Springfield and you can still find time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors helps ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy costs.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Check to see if 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
impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from coming back in the home when windows and doors
are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it
out and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are torn.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on
exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, which may
include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps to keep cold air and moisture
from entering the
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help to add an additional layer of
protection from air and moisture and improves energy
- Install snap-in blinds or shades
– Not only does this increase 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 may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our
experts can walk you through newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Springfield at 217-793-0550.