The cold season in
Nashville can really send your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prepare your home for the chilly months and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get wedged in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these parts with a dry paintbrush to establish
a tighter seal and improve window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or change
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Nashville
area and fierce sunlight can create openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local pro to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to leak
into your home. Confer with a pro
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 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. New doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with protecting
argon can help save
money long-term. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help cloister your home from chilly
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 615-348-8786 or stop by our
showroom in Nashville.