Cold weather in
Hingham can really send your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to prep your home for winter and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get stuck in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to establish
a snugger seal and enhance window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or replace
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Hingham
area and intense sunlight can cause openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local expert to decide 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 let cold air to leak
into your home. Consult a pro
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from intense 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 ancient
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying too
much to heat your home. Fresh doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with protecting
argon can help save
money all year. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help cloister your home from chilly
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 781-826-8005 or stop by our
showroom in Hingham.