Haverhill can really send your utility bills to
the skies. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to prepare your home for the
cold and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get wedged in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to create
a snugger seal and improve window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or restore
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Haverhill
area and fierce sunlight can cause gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local pro to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to seep
into your home. Consult a professional
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from brutal weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
correctly, 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 year-round. 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 978-373-2500 or stop by our
showroom in Haverhill.