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Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

The cold season in Lewes can really send your utility bills to the skies. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prep your home for winter and possibly save some money.

  • Clean 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 shutting problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to create a packed seal and improve window and door performance.

  • Check weather stripping. Unfastened weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or replace any loose weather stripping around windows and doors.

  • Check the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Lewes area and intense sunlight can cause gaps in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a local expert to establish if fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows and doors.

  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to seep into your home. Check with a expert to help correct any roof problems around your home.

  • Install storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense from brutal weather and also help reduce air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not functioning well, it may be time for replacement doors.

  • Swap 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 too much to heat your home. New doors and windows with energy 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 chilly outdoor temperatures. 

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 757-208-7052 or stop by our showroom in Lewes.
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