Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is arriving in Newport and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors can help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy bills.
How can you prepare your windows and doors for winter?
- Ensure your
windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and
reduce 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 secured. 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 harm
exterior sealants and caulk. Remove 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 helps prevent cold air and moisture
from coming back into your home.
- 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 improve your privacy, but it also
helps to insulate your home.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and
doors – If you still have
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 talk to you about newer,
If you have additional questions about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Newport at 401-314-0814.