How to make your outdoor wooden shuttered windows safe
The American conservative is reporting that the National Weather Service is advising homeowners in the northern parts of New England to keep their wooden shuttering shutters up to 20 feet from the outside of their homes.
In fact, this article has more than one headline.
According to the Weather Service, “If you are located in a location that can be reached by a vehicle, you can use the same precautions as with any other closed windows that you may be using to limit the amount of heat loss to your home.
You should ensure that your shutters are closed in at least one corner and the door is locked in place.
You may also want to ensure that the windows are fully open during the winter months and you should remove your doors and windows when the temperatures drop below zero.”
The article goes on to recommend, “Make sure that all of your outdoor wood shutters and windows are securely closed and secured to the outside walls.
You will also want your windows to be at least 20 feet above the ground when you are not in use.”
The Weather Service has a list of outdoor wood shutter types.
One article recommends that you do not place any windows on the outside wall of your house.
The article also advises homeowners not to use a doorbell for the winter.
It says, “Close all doors and locks and make sure that your door is closed and locked during the coldest months.
Keep the windows and door shutters at least 24 hours before it is time to return to the home.
If you are using a window to the outdoors, make sure to secure the windows with tape.”
The weather service recommends that people with asthma or allergy sufferers who live near their homes should use the outdoor shutters in the winter and the windows closed in the spring and summer.