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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 781-935-4947 or stop by our
showroom in Woburn.