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Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

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.

  • Clean 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.

  • Check 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 doors.

  • Examine 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 and doors.

  • Repair 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.

  • Install 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.

  • Replace 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 with energy 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 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 508-939-3464 or stop by our showroom in Fall River.
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