Ready or not, the colder weather is hitting Asheville and you still have time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors can help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy costs.
What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Ensure 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.
- Check your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from leaking in when windows and doors
are closed. 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, which may
include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps to 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 improve your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate the home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If your home 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,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Asheville at 828-202-8673.