Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Cheyenne, Wyoming?
Ready or not, the colder weather is coming to Cheyenne and you can still find time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors will help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy costs.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- Ensure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that remains in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from coming back in the home when windows and doors are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it out and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are ripped.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of 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 will help keep cold air and moisture from find its way into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm doors offers an additional layer of security from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
- 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 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 walk you through newer, energy-efficient options.
If you have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Cheyenne at 307-632-6373.