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Weather Proof Windows And Doors In Winnipeg

In terms of weather proof windows and doors, are your windows and doors delivering on everything you need from them? Our windows and doors Winnipeg experts can help you to determine if your doors and windows are up to snuff. If they aren’t, there are several different things that can be done.


Yes, replacement is always an option with NorthShield, regardless of the time of year. However, it is very important to keep in mind that replacement is not your only option. In most cases, it isn’t even going to be close to your first option. There are several things we can do that can enhance the doors and windows you already have.


At the same time, there are several DIY tips for weather proofing windows and doors that virtually anyone can put into action. Combine these measures with an inspection by window experts, ideally before the weather of the season takes a turn for the severe, and you are going to have windows and doors that can stand up to just about anything.


How To Weather Proof Your Windows And Doors

Tips to ensure you have weather proof windows and doors are worth taking on before the particularly brutal months of summer, or before the worst parts of winter. Furthermore, the age and overall condition are not guarantees that your windows and doors are properly insulated and secured.


Whether your house is brand-new, or considerably older, here are some DIY weather proof tips from our windows and doors Winnipeg professionals:


•   Keep in mind that drafts can be found anywhere! Everything, from your windows, to your doors, to your attic hatches, or even the pipes that lead outdoors are all examples of places in which drafts can be found. The joints found in ceiling-to-wall areas are also good examples of places in which drafts can appear.

•   Get into the spirit of weather-stripping: Drafts in your doors or windows can cause a lot of problems, particularly during the warmer or colder months of the year. You can also lose big on the energy efficiency side of things. Thankfully, weather strips are affordable, easy to use, and can work wonders.

•   New sweeps: Old door sweeps can definitely be a culprit for drafts in a home or place of business. In terms of weather proof windows and doors tips, consider having the sweeps replaced, particularly if they look old or worn-down. Wood sweeps are ideal for many doors.

•   Foam tape: If your door is even slightly warped, you’re not going to get the snug, secure fit you need to keep drafts out. Foam tape is incredibly sticky, and it can fill in those spaces nicely. This is a short-term solution, to be sure, but it can hold up for quite some time.

•   Rigid foam insulation with foil stripping: This is one of the more challenging DIY projects. In fact, you may want to trust this work to our windows and doors Winnipeg experts at NorthShield. Nonetheless, this can prove to be a fairly straightforward project for certain people. If you’re planning to attempt this on your own, watch some instructional videos first!

•   Window film: Old homes and apartments can certainly benefit from the addition of window film. This is an easy project, and the window film is pretty affordable, too!


Weather Proofing Your Doors And Windows

Insulated curtains is another good way to deal with the weather. However, with some windows and doors, you are still going to eventually get to a point in which replacement is the best course of action. When you’ve tried all of the above, and you still feel as though something is lacking, contact our windows and doors expert for a comprehensive inspection.

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