Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Terre Haute and you still have time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors can help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on 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 left in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air
from coming back in the home when windows and doors
are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look 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 – 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 will help keep cold air and moisture
from coming back into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors offers an additional layer of
defense 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 home.
- 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 want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Terre Haute at 812-234-0729.