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Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

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.

  • Clean 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.

  • Test 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 doors.

  • Examine 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 and doors.

  • Repair 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.

  • Install 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.

  • Swap 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 with energy 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 outdoor temperatures. 

Want more information about winterizing your windows and doors or about new windows or replacement doors? Call the team at Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC at 307-632-6373 or stop by our showroom in Cheyenne.
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