Falls Church can really send your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prep your home for the
cold 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 shutting
problems. Clean these parts with a dry paintbrush to make
a tighter seal and enhance window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or restore
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Falls Church
area and intense sunlight can create breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local professional to establish 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 let cold air to leak
into your home. Confer with a professional
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from intense weather and also help reduce
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not functioning
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 protecting
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 301-354-3689 or stop by our
showroom in Falls Church.