Cold weather in
Baltimore 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 wedged in window sills
and moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to establish
a snugger seal and improve window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or replace
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Baltimore
area and strong sunlight can cause breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local professional to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to seep
into your home. Consult a professional
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from brutal weather and also help decrease
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 older
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying more to heat your home. New doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with shielding
argon can help save
money year-round. 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 301-637-0762 or stop by our
showroom in Baltimore.