Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Ketchum and there is still time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors will help ensure that your home remains and helps save on your energy bills.
What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that
remains in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect 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 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, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps prevent cold air and moisture
from entering the
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors offers 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 your home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If your home still 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 share information about newer,
energy-efficient windows and doors.
If you would like to learn more about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Ketchum at 208-726-0060.