Evansville can really propel your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s a great
deal that 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 budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to make
a tighter seal and improve window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of
your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or change
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Evansville
area and strong sunlight can cause gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local expert 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 allow cold air to leak
into your home. Confer with a pro
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from severe weather and also help reduce
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating
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. Replacement doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with insulating
argon can help save
money year-round. 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 812-228-7000 or stop by our
showroom in Evansville.