Prep Your Home for Winter Weather
The cold season in South Burlington can really launch your utility bills to the skies. The good news is there’s plenty 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 caught in window sills
and budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to create
a packed seal and increase window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or replace
any unfastened weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the South Burlington
area and fierce sunlight can cause gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local pro to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to seep
into your home. Consult a expert
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from severe weather and also help reduce
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 extra to heat your home. Fresh doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with insulating
argon can help save
money long-term. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help insulate your home from chilly