Prep Your Home for Winter Weather
The cold season in Danville can really launch your utility bills soaring. 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 stuck in window sills
and moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to establish
a snugger seal and enhance window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or replace
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Danville
area and intense sunlight can create breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local pro to establish if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to leak
into your home. Check with a pro
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 reduce
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 out-dated
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 year-round. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help insulate your home from cold