The cold season in
Muncie can really send your utility bills to
the skies. The good news is there’s a great
deal that you can do to prepare your home for the
cold and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get stuck in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these parts with a dry paintbrush to make
a tighter seal and increase window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or restore
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Muncie
area and strong sunlight can create openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local expert to decide 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 seep
into your home. Check with a professional
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from brutal weather and also help reduce
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 out-dated
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying more 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 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 McComb Window & Door at 317-983-5642 or stop by our
showroom in Muncie.