Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Colorado Springs and you can still find time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors can help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy costs.
What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- 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 windows and
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Check your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from entering the home when windows and doors
are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are damaged.
- 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 – 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 coming back into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help 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 may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our
experts can talk to you about newer,
If you would like to learn more about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Colorado Springs at (888) 883-8364.