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
- 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 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.