Annapolis can really propel your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prepare 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 budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to create
a tighter seal and enhance window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or change
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Annapolis
area and fierce sunlight can form gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local professional to establish if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to escape
into your home. Check with a expert
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from brutal weather and also help lower
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
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. New 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 bitter
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 240-293-1068 or stop by our
showroom in Annapolis.