Kalamazoo can really launch your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to set up your home for the chilly months and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get caught in window sills
and moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to create
a packed seal and increase window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or change
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Kalamazoo
area and strong sunlight can form openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local expert to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on 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. Confer with a pro
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
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 out-dated
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying extra to heat your home. Fresh 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 cloister your home from bitter
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 269-215-4157 or stop by our
showroom in Kalamazoo.