Ready or not, the colder weather is hitting Davenport and there is still time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors helps ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy bills.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?
- 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
affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Check your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from leaking in 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 damaged.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the 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 coming back into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help add 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 your home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If you still have
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 would like to learn more about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Davenport at 563-202-8576.