Cold weather in
Albuquerque can really send your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s a great
deal that 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 caught in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to make
a packed seal and improve window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or replace
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Albuquerque
area and fierce sunlight can form breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local pro 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 permit cold air to leak
into your home. Consult a pro
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from intense weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
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 extra to heat your home. New 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 protect your home from chilly
Want more information
about winterizing your windows and doors or about new windows or replacement
doors? Call the team at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest at 505-373-1296 or stop by our
showroom in Albuquerque.