Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Overland Park and there is still time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors helps ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.
What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air
from leaking in 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 the 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 to keep cold air and moisture
from entering the
- 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 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 talk to you about newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Overland Park at 913-246-5101.