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Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in Shrewsbury, MA  From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

Winter Prep for Your Replacement Windows and Doors in Shrewsbury, MA From Caulking to Installing Storm Doors

The middle of winter is almost here once again in Shrewsbury, and there are a few things that you could check on your replacement windows and doors to help you ride out the long winter. Whether it’s caulking your windows or doors or adding a storm door, here are a couple tips to help keep your home warm as we put up with winter for a bit longer. 

  • Re-caulk your windows and doors. Caulking can help reduce the amount of drafts in your home and it might help protect you from bugs or other unpredictable weather that comes through Shrewsbury. Walk around your home and be sure there aren’t any gaps or holes, and if there are, get them taken care of.

  • Check your weather stripping. Inspect the weather stripping around your windows and doors, keep an eye out for any worn out or torn pieces, swapping out weather stripping where needed. Any sections that are worn out or torn may allow cold air to creep in your home and cause the heating and cooling system to work more than it should] because of that lost warm air.

  • Purchase replacement windows. Too direct? The truth is that older windows and windows with single-pane glass typically aren’t as energy efficient as newer windows. Like almost all other goods that have been around for a while, advancements in technology have permitted improved energy performance. Replacement windows and replacement doors are no different, so why not start saving money on your energy costs now?

  • Install storm doors. Getting storm doors on your home can add another barrier to your home and can help with protection from nasty weather and help lower air and moisture leaks.

Of course, there are a host of other factors that will impact your decision regarding replacement windows, but these are a couple to get you on the right track. If at any point you have questions regarding our replacement windows, come by the Shrewsbury showroom, give us a call at (508) 925-7149 or arrange an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.


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