Prep Your Home For Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

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The cold season in Colorado Springs can really launch your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s a great deal that you can do to set up 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 establish a packed seal and increase window and door performance.

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

  • Check the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Colorado Springs area and strong sunlight can create breaks in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a local pro to determine 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 let cold air to escape into your home. Consult a expert to help correct any roof problems around your home.

  • Install storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield from intense weather and also help reduce air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running well, 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 more to heat your home. Replacement doors and windows with energy efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with shielding argon can help save money year-round. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or shades can also help insulate 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 (888) 883-8364 or stop by our showroom in Colorado Springs.