Long Island can really send your utility bills to high levels. 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 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 functionality.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
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 Long Island
area and strong sunlight can create breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local expert to decide 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 seep
into your home. Confer with a expert
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from brutal weather and also help lower
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 ancient
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying too
much 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 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 516-331-0031 or stop by our
showroom in Long Island.