Prep Your Home for Winter Weather
Wintertime in Kingston can really propel your utility bills to the skies. The good news is there’s a great deal that you can do to prep 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 budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to create
a snugger seal and enhance window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or restore
any unfastened weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Kingston
area and fierce sunlight can create gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local expert to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to escape
into your home. Confer with 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 reduce
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not functioning
properly, 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 shielding
argon can help save
money long-term. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help cloister your home from bitter