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
- 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,
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.