Cold weather in
Winston-Salem can really propel your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s plenty 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 stuck in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to make
a snugger seal and increase window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or restore
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Winston-Salem
area and fierce sunlight can cause breaks
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 leak
into your home. Consult a professional
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from intense weather and also help decrease
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 older
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying more to heat your home. New doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with insulating
argon can help save
money year-round. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help cloister 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 336-203-0704 or stop by our
showroom in Winston-Salem.