Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Des Moines and you can still find time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors can help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.
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 that
remains in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and
impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air
from entering the home 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 ripped.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove 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 will help keep cold air and moisture
from find its way into your home.
- 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 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 walk you through newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Des Moines at 515-219-7723.