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Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

The cold season in Murray can really propel your utility bills to high levels. 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 wedged in window sills and moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to make a packed seal and improve window and door functionality.

  • Test weather stripping. Unattached weather stripping can let cold air in and effect your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or change any unattached weather stripping around windows and doors.

  • Test the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Murray area and strong sunlight can cause openings in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a local pro to decide if fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows and doors.

  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to escape into your home. Consult a expert to help improve any roof problems around your home.

  • Install storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield from intense weather and also help lower air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating properly, it may be time for replacement doors.

  • Swap old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have ancient windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying extra to heat your home. New doors and windows with energy 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 bitter 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 270-216-5253 or stop by our showroom in Murray.
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