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

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

Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is hitting Woburn and there is still time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy bills.

What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder weather?

  • Ensure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air from coming back in the home when windows and doors are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so take a look and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are torn.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can be harsh on exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the 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, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps to keep cold air and moisture from entering the home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help to add an additional layer of defense from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this boost your privacy, but it also helps to insulate the house.
  • 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 products.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Woburn at 781-935-4947.

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