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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Westerly, Rhode Island?

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Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Westerly and there is still 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 remains and helps save on your energy bills.

How can you prepare your windows and doors for winter?

  • Ensure 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 affect the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Check your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from coming back in the home when windows and doors are closed. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are ripped.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on exterior sealants and caulk. Get rid of damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, which may include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture from entering the 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 increase 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 may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our experts can share information about newer, energy-efficient windows and doors.

If you want more information about preparing your your home’s windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Westerly at 401-315-7032.