Cold weather in
Overland Park can really launch your utility bills to
the skies. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to set up 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 closing
problems. Clean these parts with a dry paintbrush to establish
a tighter seal and improve window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or restore
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Overland Park
area and strong sunlight can form breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local expert to establish if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used 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. Confer with a expert
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from severe weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating
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. New 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 protect 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 913-246-5101 or stop by our
showroom in Overland Park.