December 22, 2021

Experts Say to Open Your Windows During Winter Months

We all love opening our windows in spring, summer, and fall! But winter?? Nope, it’s way too cold! 

However, did you know this is actually the time of year we need to open them the most? Health experts say everyone should be opening their windows all year round, especially in winter. But why, you might ask? Well, here’s what the experts are saying!

What Experts Are Saying

The last two winters have been anything but normal due to the coronavirus. The winters are usually the worst for sickness due to the lack of fresh air and ventilation. Because Canadian winters can get so cold, most Canadians keep their windows closed all season, keeping stale air trapped in their homes for months. 

The Department of Health has encouraged everyone these last couple of years to keep their windows open for 15 to 20 minutes a few times throughout the day to reduce the risk of contracting the virus. Opening your windows allows for healthy ventilation inside the home, keeping pollutants and bacteria out. The pandemic has made us truly value our health, so if you’re putting the sanitizer on, open your windows too!

When you have new and repaired screens by the Doctors, you can then leave your windows and doors open for as long as you’d like without worrying about any debris entering your home, equalling more ventilation and a lower chance of contracting any sickness. 

There are so many other benefits to keeping your windows open during the colder months. Discover them by reading our previous blog, “Why You Should Open Your Windows this Winter.” 

How COVID-19 Has Affected the Use of Screens in the Winter

In the past, we would suggest taking your screens off in winter to preserve them, but since the pandemic has changed so many things, we now believe that keeping your screens on your windows and doors all winter helps prevent sickness. Screens are needed all year long to open your windows and keep snow and debris out. Winter is a time of year when viruses are easily spread, and proper ventilation can significantly decrease your chances of catching one.

How to Care for Your Screes in Winter

Since homeowners are no longer storing their screens inside for the winter, there is more opportunity for wear and tear. But don’t worry, we can help you take care of your screens! Plus, if you get your screens installed by Doctor Screen, you’re guaranteed to have durable screens that take you through the winter! 

Follow these steps for cleaning your screens. We suggest cleaning them in either fall or right before the winter in early spring. Cleaning your screens after winter is essential to get all the dirt build-up out, so you can breathe in quality air. If you find your screens are bent or damaged from the snow, call the Doctors and we’ll come right to your home and repair or replace your screen in no time! Just remember, screen maintenance is important all year-round.

Call the Doctors Today!

Don’t have quality screens that allow you to open the windows this winter? Don’t wait until the spring – call the experts at Doctor Screen today. We don’t mind the cold!

Doctor Screen will come to your home or business to provide you with mobile screen installation and repair through our customized screening trailers. With our mobile service, we can customize hard-to-fit screens on-site. All of your screens are guaranteed to be secured nicely!