Petoskey can really send your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to prepare 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 sealing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to create
a snugger seal and enhance window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or restore
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Petoskey
area and intense sunlight can cause openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local expert to establish if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to leak
into your home. Confer with a professional
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from severe weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
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 extra to heat your home. Fresh 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 insulate 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 231-622-4417 or stop by our
showroom in Petoskey.