Ready or not, the colder weather is arriving in Lethbridge and you can still find time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy costs.
What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- Ensure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and
impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect 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. Remove damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps prevent 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 improve 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, you could be
paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our
experts can walk you through newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Lethbridge at 403-328-2517.