It is coming – the white, gusty weather condition of wintertime. Are you ready? Is your home? This is the time to keep your property and savings by using a fast door and window inspection to make essential fixing and reduce costs.
Thoroughly clean sills and moving parts of dirt and debris.
Debris such as sand, dirt or leaves can get caught in window sills and moving parts of windows or even doors. Clean up these zones with dry paintbrush to have a tighter seal and enhance window and door performance.
Take a look at weather stripping.
Re-attach or switch loose or worn weather strip protection around windows and doors. Loose weather strip protection will allow cool air in, decreasing energy efficiency.
Reapply caulk or sealant around windows and doors.
To help decrease potential breezes and leaks, reseal spaces around windows and doors that may have been exposed to intense weather or extreme sunlight, creating breaks or cracks in caulk or sealant.
Deploy snap-in blinds or shades.
Snap-in between-the-glass blinds or shades help protect your home from cold outdoor temperatures. Pella Designer Series windows as well as patio doors feature convenient between-the-glass choices to add energy efficiency and also privacy.
Repair or swap damaged exterior surfaces.
Cracked or deteriorated wood on the roof or perhaps close to the foundation is generally associated with water penetration and might allow moisture or cold air to leak into your home. Examine carefully for indications of moisture seepage and replace damaged wood. Ask a specialist to help correct any roof or drainage issues around your property.
Deploy storm doorways.
Storm doorways add an extra level of protection and help reduce air and moisture leakage.
Replace old windows and doors by energy-efficient ones.
If you have single-pane glass or older windows or doors, you may be paying more to heat your home during the cold months. Replace them now by using energy-efficient, double- or triple-pane glass versions, such as those offered by Pella, and made with insulating argon, or mount new durable fiberglass doors to help save money and energy year round.
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Preparing Your Home for the Cold Weather
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