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Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

Cold weather in Newport can really launch your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to prep your home for the cold and possibly save some money.

  • Clean 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 shutting problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to establish a packed seal and increase window and door performance.

  • Test weather stripping. Unfastened weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or replace any unattached weather stripping around windows and doors.

  • Check the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Newport area and intense sunlight can create openings in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a local professional to establish if fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows and doors.

  • Repair 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. Consult a pro to help modify any roof problems around your home.

  • Install storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense 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.

  • Replace 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 extra to heat your home. Fresh doors and windows with energy efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with insulating argon can help save money all year. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or shades can also help protect your home from bitter outdoor temperatures. 

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 401-314-0814 or stop by our showroom in Newport.
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