Cold weather in
Beltsville can really launch your utility bills to
the skies. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to prepare your home for the chilly months and possibly save some money.
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 sealing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to establish
a snugger seal and enhance window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or change
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Beltsville
area and strong sunlight can cause breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local pro to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to leak
into your home. Consult a professional
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from intense weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating
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. New doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with insulating
argon can help save
money long-term. 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 (301) 685-1715 or stop by our
showroom in Beltsville.