Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is coming to El Paso 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 will help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy bills.
What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can
impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air
from coming back in 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 damaged.
- 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 – Evaluate the exterior
surface of your windows and doors for signs of moisture leaking, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps to keep cold air and moisture
from entering the
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help to add 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 house.
- 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 talk to you about newer,
If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in El Paso at 915-833-3066.