There are two types of people in the world: those that are handy and those that aren’t. If you feel like you are the second of those two, that’s okay. There are still simple things you can do to winterize your house and your windows. It’s possible you will notice that you need replacement windows in Del Mar, CA while you work around the house and if so, you can deal with that. But here are a few tasks that aren’t technical that most people, even those who aren’t handy, can do before the chilly winter months hit.
Clean Out The Gutters
Gutters get awfully full of leaves during the fall and that can lead to bad things in the winter. Whether you have a lot of rain or perhaps (gasp) even a little snow, things can get jammed up pretty easily. When the gutters don’t work right, the water doesn’t filter away from your house like it should. That can lead to roof damage, window issues, and even foundation problems that you just don’t want to have over the winter months.
Clean Up Garden Tools
Once your garden is picked clean, it’s time to get the tools packed away for the winter so you can use them again next year. Clean them all off and make sure they are dry, so you don’t have anything rust over in the winter. You will also want to detach garden hoses from the house in case it gets cold enough that any water left in them could freeze. That could lead to a burst pipe, which is a real mess.
Caulk Around The Windows
If the caulk around your windows is old and cracking, you might need to peel it off and replace it before winter hits, so you don’t have too many drafts. Take this opportunity to look your windows over so you can tell what kind of condition they are in. If they are older, you might notice sagging or even rotting in the frames. It’s possible you’ll need replacements and that may even be in your best interest before winter is in full swing. If you notice anything awry, or if you replace caulk and the windows still leak air, call experts for an assessment so you can stay warm this winter.
Replacing windows before winter arrives is a good idea if you really need them. You’ll save a lot of money on energy bills during the colder months if you have replacement windows in Del Mar, CA. They’re an investment, but they’re worth it in the long run when you have further comfort and fewer energy bills. You can get more details about your options by talking to the professionals at Window Solutions. Give us a call at (619) 258-0515 and we’ll answer whatever questions we can over the phone. We can also help you if you visit our showroom to look around. We’re located at 11632 Riverside Dr. Lakeside, CA 92040 and we’re ready to show you what you need.