Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Syracuse and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors helps ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.
What can you do to 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.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce 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 torn.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can damage
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Evaluate the exterior
surface of your windows and doors for signs of moisture leaking, that could include 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 offers an additional layer of
protection from air and moisture and improves energy
- Install snap-in blinds or shades
– Not only does this improve your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate the house.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If you still have
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, your heating bills may be higher than
they need to be. Our
experts can share information about newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Syracuse at 315-565-0399.