The cold season in
Lethbridge can really propel your utility bills to
the skies. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to set up 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 budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to create
a tighter seal and increase window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or replace
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Lethbridge
area and intense sunlight can create breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local expert to establish if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to leak
into your home. Confer with a professional
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from severe weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
well, 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 more to heat your home. Replacement 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 403-328-2517 or stop by our
showroom in Lethbridge.