Winter is an exceptionally trying time for the house and the exteriors are at most risk to the elements. Although you want to prioritize preventive roof repair before the winter starts, you shouldn’t forget about the windows.
Like the roof, they play a big role in keeping your home as energy-efficient and comfortable as possible so you must keep them in excellent condition. Storm Master Construction & Roofing shares the five window maintenance tasks to get a head start on before winter.
1. Keep the Windows Clean
Leaves, twigs, and all kinds of debris find their way in the windowsills and even the track part of sliding windows. They may seem harmless, but they may inadvertently damage the components or the frame. Things like leaves, for example, may cause moisture damage to spread throughout the window as it rots. Keeping the windows clean will prevent any surprise problems in the long run.
2. Check for Rot and Signs of Damage
Damaged frames and rotting wooden components let in cold air and moisture in your home, which isn’t fun once winter officially starts. Apart from negatively affecting the comfort levels in your home, it also puts the window at risk to water leaks.
Once you address these, it’s a good idea to get in touch with your local roofing contractors and have your roof and gutters inspected. When these experience leaks or drainage problems, it’s usually the windows that suffer because the water eventually makes its way down.
3. Check the Weather Stripping
Loose or worn weather stripping lets in cold air that will affect the energy efficiency of your room and even force your heating system to work harder. Fortunately, this is easy to address as you simple need to reattach the loose stripping or replace it if it’s worn out.
4. Consider Getting Storm Windows
Although optional, adding a storm window to your home can provide your home with an additional layer of protection from the trying conditions of winter. These add-ons will reinforce your window from rain, sleet and hail and keep your house as weathertight as possible.
5.Replace Old Windows
Finally, you want to replace any windows that are past their expected service life. Even if you repair them, they won’t be as energy-efficient and resilient as a newly installed window and you may end up having to repair them again in the future. With a brand new set of windows, you get the peace of mind knowing that your family stays warm and toasty during the winter.
Storm Master Construction & Roofing is ready to assist you with your pre-winter window installation and roof replacement needs. Get in touch with us at (817) 589-7190 to learn more about how we can help you. Our window replacement and roof repair services are available to homeowners in Flower Mound, TX.