Charlotte can really propel your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to set up 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 shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to create
a tighter seal and enhance window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or restore
any unfastened weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Charlotte
area and intense sunlight can form gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local professional to establish 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 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 functioning
well, 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 more to heat your home. Replacement doors and windows
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 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 704-228-9149 or stop by our
showroom in Charlotte.