We may not live in the Game of Thrones series, but their saying “winter is coming” is still very applicable to this time of year in Kansas City. While the weather may be beautiful right now, winter’s wrath is only a few short months away – if that. So make sure your home is winterized and ready to stand up to the elements. One of the most important aspects of your home to prepare for winter are your windows. All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding has some tips to help you get them ready for the cold.
Shut & Lock Windows
This is the time of year to make sure your windows shut and lock properly. Make sure there are no gaps between the window and the frame when it shuts, and make sure they lock completely. Stick your hand a few inches away from the frame of your window when it’s shut and locked and see if you can feel any wind or air slipping through. If you do, your weather stripping could be worn down or your window could be misaligned.
Check Windows for Safety
Also make sure your windows operate the opposite way. What we mean is, make sure they can open easily if need be, like in the case of a fire or other emergency that might require you to get out of a window quickly. This is important during every season, but before winter especially, since many people usually light more candles and have lots of string lights around their home during the holidays.
Fix Window Screens
This is the time of year you should make sure your window screens don’t have any holes, or dents that could allow bugs or mosquitos inside. The end of the fall season and the beginning of the winter season is the time of year when bugs try to make their way inside your warm home. Keep out mosquitos and other bugs this winter by bringing your broken screens into All-Weather. We can even fix them while you wait.
Call All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding today at (913) 210-8810 or (816) 673-2480 to prepare your home for the long winter ahead.