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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.