How to Winterize Your Windows

December 11, 2021

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With winter slowly approaching in Texas, you’ll want to get your house prepared for the cold temperatures before it’s too late. Winterizing your home, but especially your windows, are one of the ways you can do this. As experts, we know what we mean, but you as a homeowner might have no idea what winterizing your windows means. That’s okay! Bailey’s Roofing and Construction in Wynnewood and Ardmore, Oklahoma, are here to help. We’re going to tell you a few different ways to winterize your windows this season, so keep reading to find out how you can keep those cold drafts out of your home!

Use Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping can come in many forms, such as foam, rubber tubing, and rigid gaskets. It does an outstanding job of keeping drafts out of your home; however, it is not very aesthetic-looking. If that’s important to you, consider looking at alternate options below for winterizing your windows. Another caveat to this method is it does not protect your home from the window panes that get cold and cool the air in your home. However, some benefits of weatherstripping include it being relatively cheap. In addition, you can get the project done yourself pretty easily and quickly, which is excellent for those of you who love DIY projects! 

Caulking

Caulking is another way to seal the cracks in your windows to protect your home from the cold air. This is a good option if the caulking that’s been on your windows has shrunk and created gaps. Like weather stripping, caulking is relatively cheap and easy to apply, but make sure you buy the right kind suitable for the outdoors. Caulking is also meant to be used in warmer weather. Specifically, it must be above 45 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Draft Snakes

Draft snakes are the ultimate DIY project for winterizing your windows. People often make them using a long sleeve of some sort and dry rice. However, this option doesn’t perform as well as others because it only works at the bottom of a window and doesn’t provide 100% protection from drafts. 

 

These are just a few ways to winterize your windows for the upcoming weather. These methods are cheap and easy to do yourself but contact Bailey’s Roofing and Construction in Ada, Duncan, and Sulphur, Oklahoma, if you’re looking for alternate options. We can provide you with the best services to winterize your windows and the rest of your home for the cold weather ahead. Also, don’t hesitate to give us a call about any other roofing and construction questions you may have as well. Be sure and follow us on Facebook for more information. 

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