The cold season in
San Antonio can really propel your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to set up 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 moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these parts with a dry paintbrush to establish
a packed 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 re-attach or restore
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the San Antonio
area and strong sunlight can cause openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local pro to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to seep
into your home. Confer with a pro
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from intense weather and also help lower
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not functioning
well, 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 too
much to heat your home. New 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
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 (210) 622-8673 or stop by our
showroom in San Antonio.