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

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Whether or not you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Haverhill and you still have time to make sure the windows and door in your home are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors helps ensure that your home keeps you comfortable and helps save on your energy bills.

How can you prepare your windows and doors for winter?

  • Make sure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris left in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and doors can impact the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to eliminate air from entering 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 damaged.
  • 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 – 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 find its way into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help to add an additional layer of protection 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 home.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors – If your home has single-pane glass, clear glass, or your windows and doors are older, your heating bills may be higher than they need to be. Our experts can share information about newer, energy-efficient products.

If you want more information about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Haverhill at 978-291-7441.