Prep Your Home For Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

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Cold weather in Sunset Hills can really send your utility bills to the skies. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prep your home for the chilly months and possibly save some money.

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

  • Check weather stripping. Loose weather stripping can let cold air in and effect your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or replace any loose weather stripping around windows and doors.

  • Test the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Sunset Hills area and strong sunlight can create gaps in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a local professional to decide if fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to 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 seep into your home. Consult a pro 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 lower air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating correctly, it may be time for replacement doors.

  • Replace 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 with energy 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 cloister your home from bitter 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 (314) 207-0622 or stop by our showroom in Sunset Hills.