Prep Your Home For Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

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The cold season in Woburn 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 winter and possibly save some money.

  • Clean window sills and moving parts. Sand, dirt, leaves and other debris can get caught in window sills and budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing problems. Clean these parts with a dry paintbrush to establish a snugger seal and improve window and door functionality.

  • Check weather stripping. Unfastened weather stripping can let cold air in and impact your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or restore any unfastened weather stripping around windows and doors.

  • Test the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Woburn area and strong sunlight can form gaps 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 and doors.

  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the roof or near the foundation may let cold air to escape into your home. Consult a expert to help modify any roof problems around your home.

  • Install storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield from brutal 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.

  • Swap 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 more to heat your home. Replacement doors and windows with energy 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 insulate your home from chilly outdoor temperatures. 

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 781-209-6814 or stop by our showroom in Woburn.