Winter Window Maintenance Tips

Ashley Christensen
November 16, 2022

Winter weather is here, which means that the busy holiday season is also upon us. Amidst all the festivities and winter activities, it is important to ensure that your home is prepared for the cold winter months ahead including your residential glass windows. Below we’ll review some winter window maintenance tips to help ensure that you and your family enjoy all the fun and festivities that are to come! 

Check Locks

This might seem like a no-brainer but it might shock you how many people close their windows after having them open all summer and forget to lock them. Take the time to go around and inspect all of your windows and make sure that your locks work and are able to lock your window shut. Not only will locked windows help to keep your home safe and deter intruders, but closing and locking your windows can help to prevent some of the cold air from seeping into your home. 

Clean All Parts of Your Windows

Not only do you want your home to look it's very best for all your upcoming holiday festivities, but winter is also a good time to clean your windows. Be sure to take the time to thoroughly clean every part of your window, taking extra care to remove any debris that could prevent your window from sealing tightly. Go beyond just cleaning the glass, but take your time to make your windows shine! 

Look For and Fix any Drafts and Gaps

During the cold winter months, you will have your heater on to warm your home up. If you have a drafty window, it can cause your already high heating bill to skyrocket even higher. Your heater will be working overtime to try and keep your home warm, while your bought air is escaping through your drafty windows. Take the time to inspect your windows for any gaps or leaks where cold air may be getting in, and your warm air could be escaping. Depending on the gaps and leaks that you discover, some can be resolved with a bead of caulking while others may require a complete window replacement to resolve the issue. 

Although this tends to be the busiest time of the year, it is still a good idea to take some time to ensure that your home is taken care of and protected against the outside elements. One of your first lines of defense against the elements is your windows. If you find that your windows need to be repaired or replaced, contact your local residential glass experts at Gordon’s Glass today.

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