Protecting Your Windows in Winter

As the winter season quickly approaches, we start preparing for the upcoming holidays. Although with the excitement of the holidays, comes preparing ourselves for a chilly winter.  The home is what you want to make certain is kept cozy and warm when the temperatures drop.  You can easily protect your windows in the winter and keep warmer while saving money.

You can protect the windows of your home by winterizing them.  Here are some simple things you can do to winterize your windows.

Examine the Windows – Make sure to thoroughly check the functionality of each window making sure the window mechanisms are working properly.  If you notice that there is an issue with the window’s functionality, you may be able to have it fixed.

Clean Your Windows – Thoroughly clean your windows!  If any dirt or other debris gets between the window and the frame of the home, it can prevent a good seal.

Caulking – Caulking cracks between the window frame and the wall is a great way to seal leaking areas at an inexpensive price.

Weather Stripping – Weather stripping is ideal for space between the window frame and the wall to help create a better seal.  It is inexpensive and easy to use.

Storm Windows – If you live in an area where it gets cold, then during the colder months removing screens and installing storm windows may be the best solution.

Curtains – Heavy window drapery can protect the inside of the home from drafts and protect the window from condensation.

Getting your windows ready for winter doesn’t have to be time-consuming because it can easily be taken care of on a weekend.

If you take the time to winterize your windows before it gets cold outside, then you may have a greater chance of keeping your home warm and cozy while not inflating your energy bills.  Most of the ideas are free or inexpensive and can easily be done yourself.

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