Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in West Springfield and you can still find time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly inspecting your windows and doors can help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy costs.
What can you do to prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?
- Check to see if your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing 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 eliminate air
from coming back in 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. Get rid of damaged material and
apply new sealant.
- Repair or replace damaged exterior
surfaces – Evaluate the exterior
surface of your windows and doors 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 offers an additional layer of
defense from air and moisture and improves energy
- Install snap-in blinds or shades
– Not only does this boost your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate the home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If you still have
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 want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in West Springfield at (413) 561-7599.