Ready or not, the colder weather is hitting Casper and you can still find time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors will help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy bills.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left 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 reduce air
from leaking in 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 ripped.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can damage
exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, which may
include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps prevent cold air and moisture
from entering the
- 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 increase your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate your home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If your home has
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our
experts can talk to you about newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Casper at 307-234-1518.