Prep Your Home For Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

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Wintertime in Asheville can really propel your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to set up your home for winter and possibly save some money.

  • Clean window sills and moving parts. Sand, dirt, leaves and other debris can get stuck in window sills and budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to establish a packed seal and increase window and door operation.

  • Examine weather stripping. Unattached weather stripping can let cold air in and effect your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or replace any unattached weather stripping around windows and doors.

  • Check the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Asheville area and strong sunlight can create gaps in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check 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. Broken or deteriorated wood on the roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to leak into your home. Confer with a professional to help correct any roof problems around your home.

  • Install storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection from brutal 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.

  • 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. 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 chilly 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 828-202-8673 or stop by our showroom in Asheville.