As winter approaches, it’s important to make sure that your home and windows are prepared for cold weather! We may not get much snow in Texas, but harsh winter winds as well as icy sleet and rain can still cause damage if you’re not careful. Here are a few things you can do to ensure your windows are ready for the coming months:
Make sure they’re covered
Window coverings are one of the simplest ways to control the temperature in your home. If the weather in your area is particularly cold, consider layering up your window treatments by adding a thermal lining under your drapes or shades to block the initial gusts of cold air.
The contrast between the cold air outside and warmer air in your home can cause a buildup of condensation. To prevent this, control the humidity in your home by opening windows or doors briefly, or using an exhaust fan to improve air circulation in the room.
Keep cold air from entering your home by caulking any exposed areas around doors or windows. You can also fix minor drafts with insulation tape or foam. Additionally, don’t forget to lock your windows! Unlocked windows can be another sneaky way for cold air to enter a room.
If you live in an area that gets particularly cold, you may want to add another layer of insulation on your windows. Window wrap kits are widely available and easy to use yourself: simply tape the plastic sheets in place and then use a hair dryer to shrink the sheets to fit your windows.
Looking for the perfect window treatment to keep you warm all winter long? We’re here to help! Give us a call at (512) 459-6561 to set up a consultation today!