The cold season in
Westerly can really propel your utility bills to
the skies. The good news is there’s a lot 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 budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to make
a packed seal and increase window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or change
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Westerly
area and fierce sunlight can form breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local professional to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to seep
into your home. Confer with a professional
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from intense weather and also help lower
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
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. Replacement doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with protecting
argon can help save
money all year. 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 401-315-7032 or stop by our
showroom in Westerly.