Prep Your Home for Winter Weather
Cold weather in Davenport can really propel your utility bills to the skies. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to prep 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 parts with a dry paintbrush to make
a packed seal and increase window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
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 Davenport
area and fierce sunlight can create breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local professional to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may allow cold air to escape
into your home. Check 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 decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating
properly, 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 more 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 cold