Getting Your Doors and Windows Ready for Spring

California’s temperature is starting to rise again as we enter the month of March. The Orange County Register has a forecast regarding the weather in the area:

Today's clouds will clear out then weekend looks sunny and warm image

Morning clouds and modest temperatures prevail for another day in Orange County on Thursday, but highs should push into the mid-80s by the weekend, the National Weather Service says. A weak system of low-pressure air passing by to our north is keeping temperatures in check and thickening the marine layer. The situation will begin to change Friday as air flow shifts toward the ocean.

That flow will strengthen out of the northeast Saturday as high pressure increases, bringing gusty winds and driving temperatures higher.

There is also a report that the warming weather is indeed a sign of the onset of spring, which only means that it’s time to say goodbye to colder days:

After that, forecasters say, don’t be surprised if air flow turns back toward the ocean, high pressure increases and warm weather returns.

This all means that Windows and doors in Orange County CA, ought to be inspected now to prepare for the weather change. Moreover, the winter may have caused some damage to your panes and frames so you need to consult industry professionals.

Companies like Dial One Windows that specialize in replacing doors and windows in Orange County have enumerated a few ways to determine if the panes have to be replaced. One of the key signs is when your windows no longer open or close properly. Apart from being a nuisance, this is an indication that the fixture is already past its prime. This results in less efficient heating and cooling, leading to higher energy costs.

If you’re still using single pane windows, you ought to consider replacing them as they aren’t energy efficient and they account for the most heat transfer between the interior and the outdoors. As you gear up for clearer days and spring cleaning, take some time to inspect your property’s fixtures to ensure that you aren’t paying more on maintenance costs than you have to.


(Article excerpt from Today’s clouds will clear out, then weekend looks sunny and warm,, March 6, 2014)