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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Boston, MA?

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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 home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help to add an additional layer of defense from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • 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, energy-efficient options.

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.