Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Minneapolis and you still have time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors helps ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy bills.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Check to see if your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can
affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air
from coming back in the home 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 torn.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on
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, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood helps prevent 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 increase your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate the home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If your home has
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you could be
paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our
experts can talk to you about newer,
If you have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Minneapolis at 612-249-7371.