Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Bedford and you still have time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors can help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on energy bills.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- 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 reduce air
from entering 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 ripped.
- 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 – Take a look at your exterior surface for signs of moisture leaking, that could include cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the
damaged wood will help keep cold air and moisture
from entering the
- Install storm doors – Storm
doors offers an additional layer of
protection 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 your home has
single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, you could be
paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our
experts can talk to you about newer,
If you want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Bedford at 603-228-3352.