The cold season in
Concord can really launch your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to prep your home for the
cold and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get wedged in window sills
and moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to make
a packed seal and increase window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of
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 Concord
area and fierce sunlight can form openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local expert to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to escape
into your home. Consult a professional
to help modify 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 operating
properly, it may be time for replacement doors.
old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have out-dated
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying extra to heat your home. New 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 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 603-225-1953 or stop by our
showroom in Concord.