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

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Ready or not, the colder weather is coming to Hanover 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 helps ensure that your home remains 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 left in windowsills or the moving parts on doors and windows can impact the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Inspect your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to reduce air from coming back in the home when windows and doors are shut. It can become loose or torn over time, so check it out and reattach any loose portions or replace sections that are damaged.
  • Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors – Rain, water and sunlight can harm exterior sealants and caulk. Remove 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 home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors help add an additional layer of security 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 your home still 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 walk you through newer, energy-efficient products.

If you would like to learn more about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Hanover at 781-826-8005.