The cold season in
Hunt Valley can really launch your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s a lot 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 moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to establish
a packed seal and improve window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or restore
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Hunt Valley
area and intense sunlight can form gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local professional to establish if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to escape
into your home. Confer with a professional
to help modify 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 functioning
correctly, 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 extra to heat your home. Replacement doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with shielding
argon can help save
money year-round. 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 301-354-3633 or stop by our
showroom in Hunt Valley.