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

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

Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Natick and you still have time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors helps ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy costs.

What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?

  • Make sure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can impact the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from entering 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 damaged.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps prevent cold air and moisture from coming back into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help add an additional layer of security 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 your home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If your home still has single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you could be paying more than necessary 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 Natick at 781-239-1161.

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