The cold season in
Wellesley can really propel your utility bills to
the skies. 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 sealing
problems. Clean these parts with a dry paintbrush to make
a tighter seal and increase window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or restore
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Wellesley
area and fierce sunlight can cause gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local professional to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to escape
into your home. Consult a expert
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from intense weather and also help reduce
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not functioning
correctly, 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 protecting
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 781-239-1161 or stop by our
showroom in Wellesley.