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Are Your Windows and Doors Ready for the Cold in Concord, NH?

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Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Concord and you still have time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly checking your windows and doors can help ensure that your home keeps you comfortable 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 residing in windowsills or the moving parts on your home’s windows and doors can affect 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 shut. 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 be harsh on exterior sealants and caulk. Remove the 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 offers 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, you could be paying more than necessary to heat your home. Our experts can talk to you about newer, energy-efficient products.

If you want more information about preparing your windows and doors for winter, contact your local Showroom in Concord at 603-945-0743.