With fall right around the corner, it is essential to ensure that your home is ready for the chilly weather. One of the most important areas to check are your windows. Your home’s windows serve a number of important purposes, including allowing in light and ventilation, providing your home with curb appeal, and keeping your home protected from the elements, pests, and potential intruders, so it is important to ensure that they are kept in proper, working condition. Fall is one of the best times to take stock of the condition of your windows, as they will need to keep your heat in during the winter months, so it is important to ensure they are kept in good repair. If you’re interested in learning how to keep your windows protected and in tip-top shape this fall, take a look at our guide!
Check For & Seal Any Drafts
The first thing you should do is check your windows for any drafts. If it is a significant draft, you will be able to feel a bit of cool area permeating through the window sill. If there is enough air movement for you to notice a temperature change, you will want to have the window properly sealed. You can use foam caulking or weatherstripping to achieve this, but you will want to seal the window in order to reduce your heating bills for the winter. A drafty window can quickly raise your bills, and you will be happy that you took the time to check your windows.
Check Your Sills For Damage
Another area you will want to examine is your window sills. Your sills can often accrue water damage as water fails to properly drain. This can lead to extensive damage to the frames of your windows, which in some cases will require replacements. Check around the frames of your windows, both inside and out, by using a small, pointy object such as a screwdriver to assess the integrity of the frame. If you feel any give to the wood, you will want to consider replacing your windows in order to keep your home properly protected. Any moisture in the frames in the fall will freeze come winter, and this could lead to more extensive damage.
Contact Us Today
If you need to repair or replace your home’s windows, our team at Climate Window & Door is ready to assist! We can be reached over the phone by calling us at (781) 681-7007 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your window replacement needs!