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

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

Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Fall River and you still have time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors will help ensure that your home stays comfortable and helps save on energy bills.

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 windows and doors can affect the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air from leaking in when windows and doors are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping 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 – 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 protection from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this improve 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 may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our experts can talk to you about newer, energy-efficient windows and doors.

If you have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Fall River at 508-939-3464.

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