Denver can really propel your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to prep your home for the chilly months 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 sealing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to establish
a packed seal and improve window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or change
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Denver
area and fierce sunlight can create openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local pro to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to escape
into your home. Check with a expert
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from severe weather and also help reduce
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not functioning
well, 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 extra to heat your home. Fresh doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with shielding
argon can help save
money all year. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help cloister 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 (888) 841-5667 or stop by our
showroom in Denver.