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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.