The cold season in
Salt Lake City can really propel your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s plenty 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 parts with a dry paintbrush to make
a tighter seal and increase window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unfastened
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 Salt Lake City
area and fierce sunlight can create gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer 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 allow cold air to escape
into your home. Check with a expert
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from intense weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating
correctly, 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 too
much to heat your home. New doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with insulating
argon can help save
money year-round. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help cloister 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 385-203-8083 or stop by our
showroom in Salt Lake City.