Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Boone and you still have time to make sure your 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 your energy bills.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and
affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Check your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air
from leaking in when windows and doors
are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are damaged.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, which may
include 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 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 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 share information about newer,
If you would like to learn more about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Boone at 828-202-8489.