Cold weather in
Lafayette can really propel your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s plenty 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 stuck in window sills
and budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to create
a tighter seal and enhance window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or restore
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Lafayette
area and fierce sunlight can create openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local professional 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 seep
into your home. Confer with a pro
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 lower
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not functioning
correctly, 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. Fresh 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 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 317-983-5804 or stop by our
showroom in Lafayette.