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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.