The cold season in
Fall River can really propel your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prep your home for the chilly months and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get stuck in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to make
a packed seal and improve window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or replace
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Fall River
area and intense sunlight can create breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local professional to establish 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. Confer with a pro
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 decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
properly, 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 long-term. 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 508-939-3464 or stop by our
showroom in Fall River.