Winter window and door care tips

Winter, with its bitter cold and harsh weather conditions, puts the strength and efficiency of your windows and doors to the test. To ensure the comfort and safety of your home during this demanding season, it’s essential to take proper care of your openings. Here are a few practical tips to keep your doors and windows in good condition during the coldest months of the year

Check joints for leaks to prevent cold air and moisture infiltration.

The seals around your windows and doors can deteriorate over time, letting in cold air and moisture. Before winter sets in, take the time to inspect joints carefully for cracks or gaps. If necessary, replace damaged seals to ensure a good seal and keep your home warm.

Clean gutters regularly to prevent water overflow.

Clogged gutters can cause water to accumulate and eventually seep around your windows and doors. Be sure to clean gutters regularly to prevent water overflow and potential moisture damage.

Apply a water-repellent treatment to wooden windows and doors to protect them against moisture and the elements.

If you have wooden windows or doors, we recommend applying a water-repellent treatment to protect the wood against rot and warping caused by exposure to humidity. This will help prolong the life of your openings and maintain their aesthetic appearance.

Use insulating films to reinforce the thermal insulation of your windows.

Insulating films are an affordable and effective solution for improving the insulation of your windows during the winter. These thin films are applied to glass panes and can reduce heat loss by up to 50%. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for correct installation and maximum efficiency.

Lubricate locking and hinge mechanisms regularly to ensure smooth operation.

Door and window locking and hinge mechanisms can become rigid in cold weather, making them difficult to open and close. Apply a specific lubricant for window and door mechanisms to ensure smooth operation, even in freezing weather.

Invest in thermal curtains to reduce heat loss through your windows.

Thermal curtains lined with insulating materials such as wool or polyester can help reduce heat loss through your windows in winter. Opt for thick, well-fitting curtains to maximize their effectiveness and maintain a comfortable, energy-efficient indoor environment.

Inspect window frames for signs of deterioration and carry out any necessary repairs.

Window frames can also deteriorate over time, which can compromise their energy efficiency. Check your window frames for signs of rot, warping or damage, and make any necessary repairs to maintain their structural integrity and energy performance.

Keep window tracks clean to ensure smooth operation.

Window tracks can accumulate dirt, dust and debris, which can interfere with the proper operation of your windows. Clean the window tracks regularly to remove any build-up, and ensure that they are free of obstructions for optimum operation.

Install insulation barriers around exterior doors and windows to block draughts.

Insulation barriers can help block draughts and reduce heat loss around your exterior doors and windows. Install self-adhesive insulation barriers or use door sweeps to create a hermetic seal and prevent cold air from entering your home.

Schedule a professional inspection to detect any potential problems.

Finally, consider having your windows and doors professionally inspected before winter sets in. An expert will be able to identify any potential problems and recommend the repairs or upgrades needed to maintain the energy efficiency of your openings during the coldest months of the year.

By following these maintenance tips, you can keep your windows and doors running smoothly during the winter months, while maintaining a comfortable, energy-efficient indoor environment. Don’t forget that well-maintained openings can also help prevent moisture and mold problems in your home.

Climatisation: 1275$ de subvention pour le retrait de l'huile de votre fournaise + 5000$ pour l'installation d'une thermopompe + fournaise.

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