Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Tucson and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.
What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- Check to see if your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and
impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Check your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from entering the home when windows and doors
are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are torn.
- 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, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps prevent cold air and moisture
from coming back into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help to add an additional layer of
security 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 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, you may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our
experts can walk you through newer,
If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Tucson at 520-428-0648.