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
- 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,
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.