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