The winter season puts a very high demand on good home insulation, and one of the most important parts of keeping a home insulated is winterizing it. Today, our window installation experts are here to share a few helpful tips on making sure your windows and doors are ready for the coldest time of the year.
Weatherstripping is one of the most effective ways to improve a door or window’s airtight seal when it is closed. Weatherstripping is usually made of rubber or plastic, and it is installed along the edges of the door or window panel to form a barrier over the gap between the sash and the frame. Just make sure that the weatherstripping doesn’t drag across the floor or the window sill to prevent it from causing scratches.
Over time, some door or window frames can develop cracks or have seams that eventually widen due to regular wear and tear. Window installation experts recommend filling up those seams with caulk for minor cases. However, it’s much more practical to replace windows or doors with frames that show severe signs of cracking.
Install Storm Shutters
Winter season can also bring harsh snowstorms. If you want to protect your windows and doors from possible impact damage, you should consider installing storm shutters before winter. As a bonus, storm shutters can also help reflect some of the heat back into the home. The extra insulation isn’t that drastic, but every bit of help counts.
Get Help From the Pros
Many winterization options for doors and windows require a lot of experience and the right equipment if you want to get good results. This is why we recommend having your doors and windows prepped by certified window replacement experts who can get the job done faster and more effectively.
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