Cold weather in
Mt. Pleasant can really launch your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to set up your home for the
cold and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get caught in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to make
a snugger seal and improve window
and door performance.
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 Mt. Pleasant
area and fierce sunlight can create gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local professional to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to seep
into your home. Consult a professional
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from intense weather and also help lower
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
properly, 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 too
much to heat your home. Fresh doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with shielding
argon can help save
money long-term. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help protect 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 989-317-2558 or stop by our
showroom in Mt. Pleasant.