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

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

Regardless if you are ready, the colder weather is coming to Hingham and you can still find time to make sure your windows and doors are prepped for winter. Regularly examining your windows and doors will help ensure that your home remains and helps save on energy bills.

What steps can you take to prepare your windows and doors for colder temperatures?

  • Make sure your windowsills and all the moving parts are clean – Dirt and debris that remains in windowsills or the moving parts on your windows and doors can reduce the tightness and seal when closed.
  • Examine your weather stripping – Weather stripping helps to keep air from entering the home when windows and doors are secured. It can become loose or torn over time, so watch your weather stripping 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 damaged material and apply new sealant.
  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces – Check for signs of moisture leaking, such as cracked or deteriorated wood. Replacing the damaged wood helps prevent cold air and moisture from find its way into your home.
  • Install storm doors – Storm doors offers an additional layer of security from air and moisture and improves energy performance.
  • Install snap-in blinds or shades – Not only does this increase 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 may be paying more than you should to heat your home. Our experts can walk you through newer, energy-efficient products.

If you have additional questions about preparing your home for winter, contact your local Showroom in Hingham at 781-826-8005.

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