Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Mt. Pleasant and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors will help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy costs.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that
remains in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and
affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air
from entering the home when windows and doors
are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are damaged.
- 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 – Check for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture
from coming back into your home.
- 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 increase your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate your home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If you still have
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 share information about newer,
If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Mt. Pleasant at 989-317-2558.