The cold season in
El Paso can really launch your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to prep your home for the chilly months and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get stuck in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to create
a snugger seal and enhance window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or replace
any unfastened weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the El Paso
area and strong sunlight can form gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local professional 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 permit cold air to escape
into your home. Check with a expert
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from severe weather and also help lower
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating
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. 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 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 Southwest at 915-213-1497 or stop by our
showroom in El Paso.