Summertime isn’t quite over yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking ahead to the next season. The truth is that autumn and winter can be especially harsh on your house. Your windows are a weak point to let in drafts and moisture. Here are some things you can do to help prepare your windows for the fall season.
The seal around your window that is your weather stripping and caulk is a barrier against the outside. It is your first line of defense against moisture, and it also keeps your windows insulated against air leakage, which saves energy in your whole house. You should check to make sure that your weather stripping and caulk is in good condition. It tends to wear out over time, so chances are you might need to have it fixed or replaced.
The structure of your window includes the frame, sill, and locks. All of these pieces help add to the security of your window, but they can fall prey to rust and damage over time. Check your locks to see if they open and close properly or if they stick or are too loose. Likewise, your window frame should not have any significant cracks. If you notice any of these issues, then it could be time to have your window frame repaired or even replaced.
Sometimes, your windows are just too old to be repaired properly, so it could be time to have them replaced. This is the best time to look at more energy-efficient window models, such as double-paned to reduce heat transfer. When you invest in windows that are the perfect fit for your home while also conserving energy, you will see the money you save on your energy bills.
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