October is the month for a home checkup to help you prepare for winter and reduce your heating costs. Prepare your windows and doors now before the cold weather comes.
- Debris like sand, dirt or leaves can get caught in windowsills and moving parts of windows or doors. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to create a tighter seal and enhance window and door performance.
- Re-attach or replace missing or worn weather stripping around windows and doors. Loose weather stripping can let cold air in during the winter and out in the summer, reducing energy efficiency.
- Re-apply caulk or sealant around windows and doors that may have been exposed to heavy weather or extreme sunlight creating breaks in caulk or sealantto help reduce potential drafts and leaks.
- Install snap-in blinds or shades to help insulate your home from cold outdoor temperatures