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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.