We’re now well into winter and, therefore, it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare our properties for winter weather conditions.
There is no doubt that, in winter, properties can be damaged and weathered by rain, snow, wind, ice and storms. Therefore, it is essential that we keep external fixtures and fittings, including windows and doors, well maintained during the winter months.
After all, the last thing we want is to be shivering in our home come Christmas Eve because our front door has been damaged by the outside elements.
Therefore, take a look at the following window and door maintenance tips for winter that may just prevent serious problems caused by cold and extreme weather.
Visually check all the windows and doors in your property
First of all, it is essential that you look over the windows and doors in your house and consider their working order.
Perhaps you are keeping an eye on a particular window that is single-glazed in your home, or have concerns that your windows are ageing, therefore, you should pay extra attention to anything you notice about potential problem fittings.
That said, you should cease to ignore windows and doors that you tend to assume will withstand the winter. No matter whether you have had them installed last summer, or they are 5 years old, it is highly beneficial to keep an eye on the windows, doors, fixtures and fittings in your home to sort any potential problems before they arise.
Tighten/fix any loose fixtures and fittings
If, upon inspection, you notice some fixtures and fittings are loose, such as the door hinges or window handle, then address the issue as soon as possible.
You may simply need to apply a lubricating solution to the fittings to improve their function.
Replace any broken windows and doors
It is important to replace broken windows and doors as soon as you can. At Windows and Doors UK, we have a range of windows to choose from that can replace your old ones, as well as a range of high-quality, solid external doors.
Weatherproof your windows and doors
If you have wooden windows and doors, it is essential that you treat them with weather-resistant micro-porous paint. When you initially buy your windows and doors from Windows Doors UK, we will of course, treat them and this will last a long time. However, it is beneficial to top up this treatment in preparation for the winter.
In addition, you’ll need to secure the seals on all your windows and doors to make sure there are no gaps or spaces.
Contact us at Windows Doors UK
If you would like some more information about any of our windows and doors, and how to maintain them over winter, please contact us at Windows and Doors UK.