Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Wellesley and you can still find time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors helps ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy costs.
What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?
- Make sure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that
remains in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can
affect the tightness and seal when closed.
- Inspect your weather
stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air
from entering the home when windows and doors
are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it
out and reattach any loose portions or
replace sections that are torn.
- Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and
doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture
from find its way into your home.
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors help to add an additional layer of
security from air and moisture and improves energy
- Install snap-in blinds or shades
– Not only does this increase your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate the 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 talk to you about newer,
If you would like to learn more about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Wellesley at 781-239-1161.