The cold season in
Memphis can really launch your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to prep your home for the chilly months 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 parts with a dry paintbrush to establish
a snugger seal and increase window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or change
any unfastened weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Memphis
area and fierce sunlight can create gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local professional to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to escape
into your home. Check with a expert
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from brutal weather and also help reduce
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 out-dated
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying too
much to heat your home. New 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 insulate your home from cold
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 901-401-9399 or stop by our
showroom in Memphis.