Ready or not, the colder weather is arriving in Albuquerque and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors can help 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 colder weather?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can
affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Check your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air
from coming back in the home when windows and doors
are closed. 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 harm
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture
from entering the
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help add an additional layer of
protection 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 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 walk you through newer,
If you have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Albuquerque at 505-373-1296.