Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Boston and there is still time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors helps ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy costs.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can
impact the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from coming back in the home when windows and doors
are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it
out and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are ripped.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, which may
include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture
from entering the
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help to add an additional layer of
defense from air and moisture and improves energy
- Install snap-in blinds or shades
– Not only does this boost your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate the house.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If you still have
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our
experts can share information about newer,
If you would like to learn more about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Boston at 617-712-2342.