Scottsdale can really propel your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to prepare your home for winter and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get caught in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to make
a snugger seal and enhance 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 fasten or change
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Scottsdale
area and intense sunlight can cause breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local expert to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to escape
into your home. Confer with a expert
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
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. Replacement 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 protect your home from bitter
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 480-296-2022 or stop by our
showroom in Scottsdale.