Gaithersburg can really propel your utility bills to
the skies. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to set up your home for the chilly months 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 closing
problems. Clean these parts with a dry paintbrush to make
a snugger seal and enhance window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or restore
any unfastened weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Gaithersburg
area and fierce sunlight can form breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local pro to establish if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to leak
into your home. Confer with a expert
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from severe weather and also help decrease
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 out-dated
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying more to heat your home. New doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with shielding
argon can help save
money long-term. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help protect 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 202-594-3979 or stop by our
showroom in Gaithersburg.