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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.