Prep Your Home For Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

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The cold season in Greensboro can really propel your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prep your home for the chilly months and possibly save some money.

  • Clean window sills and moving parts. Sand, dirt, leaves and other debris can get stuck in window sills and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to create a snugger seal and enhance window and door functionality.

  • Test weather stripping. Unattached weather stripping can let cold air in and effect your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or change any unfastened weather stripping around windows and doors.

  • Test the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Greensboro area and fierce sunlight can cause openings in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a local expert to determine if fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows and doors.

  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the roof or near the foundation may let cold air to seep into your home. Check with a professional to help improve any roof problems around your home.

  • Install storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield 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.

  • Replace old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have ancient windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying more to heat your home. Replacement doors and windows with energy efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with shielding argon can help save money all year. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or shades can also help cloister your home from chilly outdoor temperatures. 

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 336-203-0576 or stop by our showroom in Greensboro.