Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Kalamazoo and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors can help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.
What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?
- Check to see if your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and
impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Check your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from coming back in the home when windows and doors
are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are torn.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm
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 to keep cold air and moisture
from entering the
- 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 increase your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate the home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If you still have
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 have additional questions about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Kalamazoo at 269-215-4157.