Prep Your Home for Winter Weather
Wintertime in West Springfield can really propel your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s a great deal that you can do to set up 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 shutting
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to make
a packed seal and improve window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or change
any unfastened weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the West Springfield
area and intense sunlight can create openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local expert 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. Confer with a professional
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from intense 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 older
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying extra to heat your home. Replacement doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with protecting
argon can help save
money long-term. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help cloister your home from bitter