Syracuse can really send your utility bills to
the skies. 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 moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to create
a snugger seal and increase window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or restore
any unfastened weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Syracuse
area and strong sunlight can cause openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local expert to establish 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 seep
into your home. Confer with a expert
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from intense weather and also help reduce
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not functioning
correctly, 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 too
much 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 cloister 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 315-565-0399 or stop by our
showroom in Syracuse.