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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.