Winter is coming. Literally. While stocking up your pantry and loading on heavier clothing is the ideal plan for winter, it is important that you prep
Winter is coming. Literally. While stocking up your pantry and loading on heavier clothing is the ideal plan for winter, it is important that you prepare your windows for the seasonal change too!
If you are lost on where to begin the preparation, here are the 5 important things you can do to make sure that your windows are ready for winter!
1. Weather Strips
Take out the old strips and replace them with newer, stronger weather strips (basically, keeping the chilly air out). Hardware and furniture stores near you will have some in stock, just get the right specifications for your window –or take the old strips with you to make sure you get the correct size.
2. Storm Windows
A perfect way to keep your windows safe, while making sure you are safe from the winter weather, are storm windows. Easy to fix, you simply have to carefully remove your regular glass window screens and replace them with storm windows for the season.
Storm windows are made, especially, to resist the harshness of the winter weather (without cracking under the cold) while keeping your heat, in.
3. Remove the Screens
Your window glass screens are at risk of way too much damages this season. They can crack if the temperature gets too intense, and if there is anything you do not want this winter, it is definitely cracked windows. Take out your glass screens and store them somewhere safe, like the attic. You can install temporary plastic screens, or use leather covers that will withstand the cold and stay firm enough not to let the cold air in.
4. Reapply Sealant
Over the next couple of weeks, you are at risk of getting cold inside your house –despite preventive measures. Reapply your window sealant carefully. Make sure you don’t lock your window down with the adhesive, it may work well for the next few weeks, but it’ll be extra cost to remove once the weather warms up again. Apply a new coat of sealant to the appropriate areas of your windows and possibly, doors too, so you can enjoy the beauty of winter while feeling the best way –warm!
5. Replace Trim
The final step to preparing your windows for the incoming weather is by replacing the old trimmings on your sets. Go through the internal and external trims around your window and take note of cracks, rots, and fallouts. Replace all that needs to be fixed, so you can enjoy winter without extra heating costs, thanks to a few cracks.
Preparing your windows saves you the cost of damages and keeps you warm throughout this season! If you see any signs it’s time to replace your windows, you should call your local windows and doors company for a replacement windows quote.