Ready or not, the colder weather is hitting Jackson and there is still 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 your 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 that
remains in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can
affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Check your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air
from entering the home when windows and doors
are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are torn.
- 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 – 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 coming back 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 boost your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate your home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If your home still 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,
If you have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Jackson at 307-733-0535.