Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Lafayette and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors will help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.
What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Ensure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing 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 keep 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 damaged.
- 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 – Check for signs of moisture leaking, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture
from coming back into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors offers an additional layer of
security 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 your home has
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you could be
paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our
experts can share information about newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Lafayette at 317-983-5804.