The surest way to avoid severe damage to our homes is by preparing for any contingencies. This is especially true for areas like Kansas City, where severe weather conditions like tornadoes and ice storms are not uncommon threats. So while the weather is still favorable, it’s time to do some wintertime preparation.
Being prepared for the coming winter season means checking every part of your home, including your windows in Kansas City. Make sure that everything functions well to prevent water, draft, and other harmful external elements from penetrating your home. Conditions like this can easily compromise your home’s integrity and cause loss of energy efficiency and structural damage. So it is advisable to check your windows and make sure they are doing a proper job of sealing up your home to be prepared for winter.
When sealing windows, many homeowners opt to apply rubber sealing tape on their window frames. It may make sense at first because the product is quite cheap. It’s also relatively easy to do as you only need to measure frames, cut the tape to the right length, and apply the seal. However, the danger with using rubber sealing tape is that it can leave a sticky residue that is definitely not pleasant to touch or see. In an effort to stay a bit warmer during winter, you might regret the quick fix for the rest of the year!
The best sealing solution is still to replace old, drafty windows. We here at Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City would be more than willing to assist you in inspecting your windows and doors. As your trusted local company for home improvement in Kansas City, we can help seal your home for the coming winter.
Our Fibrex® material windows offer the strength and insulating value of wood with the low maintenance features of vinyl. Fibrex material never requires painting and will not crack, pit, corrode, or rot. It will surely seal up your home for the coming winter and the storms with it.
Give us a call at Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.
(Article Excerpt from Storms with heavy downpours, frequent lightning hamper KC’s morning commute, The Kansas City Star, September 3, 2014)