The cold season in
Norwalk can really launch your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to set up 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 shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to create
a snugger seal and enhance window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or replace
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Norwalk
area and intense sunlight can form breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local expert to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to escape
into your home. Check with a pro
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from severe weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating
properly, it may be time for replacement doors.
old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have ancient
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying more to heat your home. Fresh doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with protecting
argon can help save
money all year. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help insulate your home from cold
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 203-663-3778 or stop by our
showroom in Norwalk.