Prep Your Home for Winter Weather
The cold season in Cheyenne can really launch your utility bills soaring. 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 wedged in window sills
and budging parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these parts with a dry paintbrush to create
a packed seal and increase window
and door functionality.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of
your home’s environment. Be sure to fix or change
any loose weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Cheyenne
area and fierce sunlight can cause openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local pro to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be used on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to leak
into your home. Check with a pro
to help correct any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of shield
from brutal weather and also help lower
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 ancient
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 all year. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help cloister your home from cold