Cold weather in
Indianapolis can really send your utility bills to
the skies. 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 caught in window sills
and budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to establish
a snugger seal and enhance window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unfastened
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or restore
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Indianapolis
area and intense sunlight can cause breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Refer with a
local professional 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 permit cold air to seep
into your home. Consult a expert
to help modify any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from brutal weather and also help lower
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
well, 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 more 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 bitter
Want more information
about winterizing your windows and doors or about new windows or replacement
doors? Call the team at McComb Window & Door at 317-983-5922 or stop by our
showroom in Indianapolis.