Portsmouth can really launch your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prepare your home for winter and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get caught in window sills
and moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to make
a packed seal and increase window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or change
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Portsmouth
area and intense sunlight can create breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local expert to establish if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to seep
into your home. Confer with a expert
to help improve 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 operating
well, it may be time for replacement doors.
old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have older
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying extra to heat your home. Fresh doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with shielding
argon can help save
money year-round. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help insulate 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 603-945-0181 or stop by our
showroom in Portsmouth.