Cape Cod can really launch your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to prep your home for winter and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get caught in window sills
and budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to establish
a packed seal and enhance window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or change
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Cape Cod
area and strong sunlight can cause breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local expert to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to leak
into your home. Consult a professional
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from severe weather and also help reduce
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not functioning
properly, 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. Fresh doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with insulating
argon can help save
money long-term. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help protect 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 508-638-5897 or stop by our
showroom in Cape Cod.