Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Santa Fe and you still have time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors can help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?
- Check to see if your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that
remains in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can
impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Check your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from leaking in 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 the 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, which may
include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep 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 boost 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, your heating bills may be higher than
they need to be. Our
experts can share information about newer,
If you want more information about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Santa Fe at 505-373-1286.