Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Edmonton and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors can help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy bills.
What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?
- Ensure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can
reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
- Examine your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate 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 ripped.
- 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 – Take a look at your exterior surface 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 help to add an additional layer of
defense 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 house.
- 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 share information about newer,
If you would like to learn more about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Edmonton at 780-439-9344.