November 3rd, 2015 by Eco Choice
Getting Your Windows Ready for the Winter
As winter finally approaches, it’s crucial to make sure that you get your windows ready for cold breezes, leakages, cracks and more. Your windows, especially on the outside, go through many different weather phases, be it extreme heat, cold, snow, ice, rain and more. By preparing your windows for the winter, it’s inevitable that you will cut down heating costs, and you can limit and prevent any water damage or rusting on hinges or openings. Here’s how you should go about preparing your windows for the winter.
By re caulking and securing the surrounding areas of your window, it will prevent cold air from entering your home. The caulking will secure any holes or cracks that might have occurred over the summer, or since the last time you caulked your windows. Because you will re caulk your windows, cold air will be stopped from coming into your home and you will not have to keep fiddling with your thermostat! Increased insulation is also something homeowners can do to prevent cold breezes from entering their home during the winter. Keeping your windows caulked and insulated this winter will most definitely prevent cold air from entering your home, and in turn it will decrease your heating bills significantly.
Additionally, securing your windows this winter will prevent any water damage from occurring through your windows. Since snow and ice tend to freeze during the night and melt during the day in the sun, it is important that you do not allow any water from leaking into your home from your cracked caulking surrounding your windows. By prepping your windows through caulking and tightened frames, you can rest assured that your home will be dry this winter.
Since snow and ice melt daily throughout the winter, it is important that you also prevent any possible rusting on hinges on both the inside and outside window frames. The outside is more susceptible to rusting, however, rust proofing your window hinges and frames can prevent this from occurring. What you can do is rub a waterproof lubricant on both outside and inside frames and hinges. Make sure to do this on a dry day, as you do not want to apply the lubricant to wet hinges and frames.
These are some tips that you can do yourself, however, there are professional companies like Eco Choice, that can perform all of this work for you! Whether it is for minor details, or an entire home, we know what to do, and how to do it best. We specialize in energy saving solutions for homes, and know the ins and outs of preparing your windows for the winter. Don’t freeze this winter because you did not prep your windows for the weather. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, visit our website, or give us a call toll free at 1-855-273-3261. If you want to learn more information on energy saving tips for your home, visit our blog. Don’t delay, give us a call today to ensure your winter days are warm and cozy inside your home.
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