Ready or not, the colder weather is arriving in Scottsdale 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 remains and helps save on your energy bills.
What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?
- Make sure 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.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air
from leaking in when windows and doors
are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping 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 – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps prevent cold air and moisture
from find its way 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 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 talk to you about newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you would like to learn more about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Scottsdale at 480-296-2022.