Roanoke can really launch your utility bills to
the skies. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to prep your home for the chilly months and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get wedged in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to establish
a tighter seal and increase window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
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 Roanoke
area and intense sunlight can create gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local professional 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 allow cold air to seep
into your home. Confer with a professional
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from intense weather and also help decrease
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 older
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying more to heat your home. New doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with protecting
argon can help save
money year-round. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help cloister your home from chilly
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 540-466-1918 or stop by our
showroom in Roanoke.