The windows in your home serve different yet equally important purposes. They provide your home with natural light, offer security, and allows air to flow freely into your home, replenishing stale indoor air. An energy-efficient window also keeps your home cozy during the winter. That’s why maintenance must be done before winter comes. Any need for window repair must be addressed immediately. This is to ensure that you will not encounter problems in the middle of winter.
Here are ways on how you can ensure proper working windows in winter:
Keep your windows clean
A gentle wipe down will do the job most of the time. Keeping your windows clean is a quick and easy way of making sure that natural light enters your home. As for the outside section of your window, be sure that any debris is cleared off.
Check for any signs of damage
A quick visual inspection will go a long way. Check for any signs of damage such as cracks, warping, and other indications of wear. If you find any, try to gauge whether the issue can be fixed on your own or if you need to call a technician for Myrtle Beach window repair.
Upon inspection of your windows, make sure that there are no drafts. Any drafts will impact how your HVAC system functions. Even small drafts can make a significant temperature difference that your heating system will then need to compensate for. Reseal the edges of your windows to make sure no moisture or air can penetrate. Caulking windows will make your home safer and more efficient.
Make sure windows are shut during bad weather
When there’s a storm, it’s a rule of thumb to close all windows. This will ensure that your home is protected and that no foreign objects can enter as the weather brings strong winds that carry debris. Storms are notoriously dangerous and can carry just about anything in mid-air and straight to your home. It is always a good idea to double-check if all windows are closed during a storm.
Prepare for a storm
If there are reports of a storm heading your way, be sure to pull out all the stops. Add storm windows to keep your home safe. Call MBHS Windows, Doors & Enclosures for more information on available storm protection options.
Consider the installation of shutters
Shutters are normally built out of sturdy materials. In case a storm is about to pass by, your windows can remain safe by closing the shutters. Also, window shutters can provide an extra barrier of insulation during the winter.
Adding extra protection
During the cold winter months, it is essential to make sure that your windows are in good condition. You can also ask your local window contractor for advice on window upgrades. If your home has older windows, they may not be that efficient at keeping warm or cool air in during winter and summer. It is recommended to proceed with a window replacement if repairs will no longer make the cut.
Do you need to repair or upgrade your doors and windows? Call MBHS Windows, Doors & Enclosures today! You may reach us at (843) 492-4516.
MBHS Windows, Doors & Enclosures
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577