Cold weather in
Monroe can really launch your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prep your home for the
cold and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get wedged in window sills
and budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to establish
a tighter seal and increase window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of
your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or restore
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Monroe
area and intense sunlight can create breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local pro to establish if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to seep
into your home. Consult a professional
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from intense weather and also help lower
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
well, it may be time for replacement doors.
old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have out-dated
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying more to heat your home. Replacement doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with protecting
argon can help save
money long-term. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help insulate your home from cold
Want more information
about winterizing your windows and doors or about new windows or replacement
doors? Call the team at Pella Windows and Doors at 203-295-4486 or stop by our
showroom in Monroe.