Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Boise, ID?
Ready or not, the colder weather is arriving in Boise and you still have time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors will help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.
What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Ensure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep 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 torn.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of 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 find its way into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm doors help to add an additional layer of protection from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
- Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this improve 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 walk you through newer, energy-efficient options.
If you would like to learn more about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Boise at 208-373-0002.