Each season changes the world around your home. It’s a beautiful, fascinating process, but one that can also pose risks to your property. That’s why it’s essential to prep before the colder weather arrives. What can you do to get your doors and windows ready for winter?
Check for Drafts or Leaks
Go to each door and window in your home and check for any drafts or leaks. If you see moisture or feel air coming in from outside, then something isn’t sealed. You may need to install weather stripping or touch up caulking. Seal all openings now to keep your home comfortable during the colder season.
Trim Back Branches and Foliage
Trim back any branches or foliage that are close to your home. Clear away anything that’s overgrown or loose from summer storms. These can become window hazards on a breezy fall day. Also, consider how natural objects might travel if they come down. A dead tree that’s away from your home may be tall enough to hit, if it should fall.
Be Ready to Clear Leaves
The changing leaves are a breathtaking sight, but they also create big messes on your property. Have a rake ready to move leaves away from doors and off windows. Dead leaves trap in moisture which can cause wood doors and seals to rot.
Clean All Panes, Screens, and Frames
Enjoy the autumn season even more by making it as visible as possible throughout your home. Wipe down all panes, screens, and frames on the inside and outside. Don’t forget to clean any glass panes in or around your entry door as well.
Replace Damaged Doors or Windows
If you notice any cracked or damaged windows or doors, now is the time to replace them. Contact John’s Lumber or stop by our Clinton Township or Shelby Township locations before winter arrives. We can help you find new doors or windows that will keep your home comfortable all year long.