Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Danville and you still have time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking 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?
- Check to see if your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air
from leaking in when windows and doors
are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it
out and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are torn.
- 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, 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
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 still has
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 walk you through newer,
If you have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Danville at 217-443-3355.