Summer may not be over yet, but it’s still a good idea to start readying your home for the colder months ahead. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Austin, your local source of windows and doors, highlights some important window maintenance tasks to complete before the summer ends.
1. Replace Worn Weatherstripping
Your window’s weatherstripping can become loose or worn down because of constant exposure to the elements. If this happens, outdoor air can leak into your home, causing your HVAC system to work harder to compensate. Before summer ends, make sure to inspect your weatherstripping, reattaching or replacing it as needed.
2. Remove Debris from Windows
Dirt, dust and dead leaves can get caught in corners and other parts of your windows. Consider cleaning them as early as now so they look good as new, especially if you haven’t done so the past few months. Use a soft brush to remove the debris from the sills and other moving parts. While you’re at it, do the same for your entry door and sliding patio doors.
3. Install Storm Windows
Protect your windows against moisture and air leaks by installing storm windows. They not only provide an extra layer of protection but also help you save a lot of money on energy costs that would otherwise be wasted due to existing cracks and gaps.
4. Invest in Energy-Efficient Windows
If your current windows are old and worn down, showing signs of cracking, warping or rotting, consider replacing them with new, energy-efficient units. These can lower your energy bills significantly, especially in the colder months.
For your replacement door and window needs, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Austin. The products we install are custom-made exclusively for your home. They won’t only make your home look great but also help bring down energy costs. Get started by calling (512) 298-2270 or filling out our contact form for a virtual consultation. We serve homeowners in Austin, TX, and surrounding areas.