Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Peoria and you still have time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors can help ensure that your home stays comfortable 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 left in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can
affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from entering the home when windows and doors
are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are damaged.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove 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 coming back into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors offers 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 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 may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our
experts can share information about newer,
If you want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Peoria at 309-306-3893.