Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Baton Rouge and there is still time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors will help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.
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 residing 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 reduce air
from leaking in when windows and doors
are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it
out and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are ripped.
- 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 – Check for signs of moisture leaking, such as 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
protection 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 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, you could be
paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our
experts can walk you through newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you would like to learn more about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Baton Rouge at (877) 680-9334.