Getting your home ready for the colder months isn’t something you usually look forward to year after year, but it’s an essential step to take in order to prevent costly damage and repairs. Here’s how you can winterize your windows and siding to protect your home during the winter months.
Weather stripping can be the difference between drafty and sealed windows. Foam-based stripping that is fully intact will keep any drafts out throughout the cooler months.
In addition, check if your windows are held in place with glazing. Many older windows have this glazing, which is unfortunately prone to cracking or breaking. The simple solution is to clean out any loose glazing and apply silicone caulk in its place. This will seal the glass and eliminate any drafts. You can also install window installation film, which looks and feels similar to shrink wrap.
If your windows are outdated, it may be a good idea to replace them now. Storm windows are an excellent update to make, and they can add value and energy efficiency to your home. Everest Siding And Windows has a variety of impact-resistant vinyl windows for you to choose from.
Checking your siding for any shifting or cracking is always a good place to start. If you do happen to find any damage to your home’s siding, it’s crucial to repair or replace it before the temperatures get any lower.
As an extra step, installing extra insulation is never a bad idea. It can act as another barrier to keep the chill of the cooler winter season out and protect your home from the elements.
Your gutters work hand in hand with your siding to protect your home, but if they aren’t cleaned properly, they can cause extreme water damage to your siding. Make sure your gutters are cleaned out to prevent this from occurring.
Need some help preparing your home for winter? Our family-owned and –operated company is here to make sure your home stays safe and warm throughout the season. If you live in Houston, TX and you’re looking forward to the cooler months, give us a call today!