The cold season in
Fargo can really propel your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to set up 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 budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to make
a tighter seal and improve window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Loose
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 Fargo
area and strong sunlight can form breaks
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local pro to establish if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Cracked or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to leak
into your home. Consult a pro
to help modify 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 running
well, 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 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 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 at 701-281-1390 or stop by our
showroom in Fargo.