Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Newport, Rhode Island?

Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Newport, Rhode Island?

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 doors can 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 performance.
  • 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, energy-efficient products.

If you have additional questions about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Newport at 401-314-0814.

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