Cold weather in
Wilmington can really send your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s plenty 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 caught in window sills
and moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to establish
a tighter seal and enhance window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or restore
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Wilmington
area and fierce sunlight can form breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local pro to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to seep
into your home. Confer with a professional
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from severe weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
correctly, 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. Replacement 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 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 910-218-9596 or stop by our
showroom in Wilmington.