Are Your Windows and Doors Ready For The Cold Weather?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready For The Cold Weather?

With the start of September, we begin to see the rapid change of the seasons. Already the temperature is cooling, the leaves are changing, and the promise of white, windy winters is being made all around us. For homeowners, this means that it is time to start getting your windows and doors ready for the cold weather and Fall/ Winter seasons. Here are some things you can do to prepare your windows and doors:

Clear Sills of Dirt and Debris
Debris like sand, dirt, or leaves and get caught in moving parts of windows and doors an hinder their functionality. It can create spaces in your windows and doors that will lead to drafts. Simply remove dirt and debris with a small brush or cloth in order to create a tighter seal.

Install Blinds, Shades, Or Curtains
Installing blinds, shades, or curtains will help insulate your home from cold outdoor temperatures by creating a barrier between the window and the room it sends air into.

Repair or Replace Damaged Exterior Surfaces
Damaged exterior surfaces can be anything from cracked or deteriorated wood, water damage, cracked caulking or sealant, damaged weather stripping, etc. These things need to be repaired or replaced before the colder months in order to avoid water damage and drafts that lead to higher heating costs.

Install Storm Doors
Storm doors provide an extra layer of cold temperature protection from your home. Adding this extra layer of exterior insulation can be beneficial in warding off the unwanted cold. It is also effective in reducing air and moisture leakage.

Getting your windows and doors ready for the cold weather is absolutely essential for ensuring that your home is prepared and safe for Fall/ Winter. If your home needs window replacements, door replacements, or any other repair that is beyond your control, contact your local Whitby home improvement experts, Quality Home Improvements, at 905-721-7519 or complete our online request form.