Cold weather in
Natick can really launch your utility bills to
the skies. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to set up 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 increase window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or change
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Natick
area and intense sunlight can create breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local expert to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to seep
into your home. Check with a expert
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from severe weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
correctly, it may be time for replacement doors.
old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have older
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying too
much to heat your home. Fresh doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with protecting
argon can help save
money year-round. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help insulate your home from bitter
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 (781) 239-1161 or stop by our
showroom in Natick.