Tucson can really propel your utility bills to
the skies. 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 wedged in window sills
and moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause shutting
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to create
a packed seal and increase window
and door performance.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and impact
your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or replace
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Tucson
area and intense sunlight can create gaps
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local expert to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put 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 professional
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from severe weather and also help decrease
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
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 extra to heat your home. Replacement doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with protecting
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 at 520-989-3300 or stop by our
showroom in Tucson.