The cold season in
Southern Pines can really launch your utility bills to
the skies. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to prepare 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 parts with a dry paintbrush to create
a tighter seal and increase window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or change
any unfastened weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Southern Pines
area and fierce sunlight can create openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local pro to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to leak
into your home. Confer with a professional
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from intense weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not functioning
well, 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 too
much to heat your home. Fresh doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with insulating
argon can help save
money all year. 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 910-444-0729 or stop by our
showroom in Southern Pines.