The cold season in
Providence can really send your utility bills to
the skies. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prepare your home for winter 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 closing
problems. Clean these parts with a dry paintbrush to create
a snugger 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 re-attach or replace
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Providence
area and strong sunlight can cause gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local pro to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to escape
into your home. Confer with a expert
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from severe 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 extra to heat your home. Replacement doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with insulating
argon can help save
money year-round. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help protect 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 508-413-3004 or stop by our
showroom in Providence.