Prep Your Home For Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

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Wintertime in 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.

  • Clean 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.

  • Check 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 doors.

  • Test 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 and doors.

  • Repair 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.

  • Install 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.

  • Exchange 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 with energy 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 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 812-228-7000 or stop by our showroom in Evansville.