Binghamton can really send your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s a great
deal that 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 caught in window sills
and budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to make
a tighter seal and increase window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or replace
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Binghamton
area and fierce sunlight can form breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local expert to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to escape
into your home. Consult a expert
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from brutal weather and also help reduce
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 more to heat your home. Replacement 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 607-296-0475 or stop by our
showroom in Binghamton.