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
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
- 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.