Firing up the furnace, space heaters or other heating appliances increases your utility bills, and if you’re like most homeowners, you’d prefer to pay as little as possible. Winterizing your windows and sealing air leaks around your doors is one of the best ways to reduce your energy costs.
V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding, one of the leading window companies in the region, shares a few winterization tips to keep your windows and doors healthy in the cold months to come.
- Seal and caulk your units. Caulk is the easiest and least expensive way to seal off leaks around your windows and doors. It will fill gaps and cracks, preventing heat from escaping and keeping warm air inside your home where it’s needed. Most homeowners use polyurethane caulk because it doesn’t shrink and can be painted, allowing it to blend with your units perfectly. It also doesn’t attract dust and dirt, plus it sticks better than standard caulk.
- Apply new weatherstripping. If you see sunlight peeking through the seal of your windows and doors or if you feel a cool breeze when you walk by them, you might need to install new weatherstripping to their frames. Unlike the weatherstripping in newly installed replacement windows and doors, the ones in old units are flattened and worn out, becoming generally ineffective at sealing entryways.
- Replace damaged windows and doors. Of course, the most effective way to have healthy windows and doors this winter is to replace your old systems. Today’s replacement units come with advanced sealing and weather protection technology to keep your indoors safe from the elements for many years.
V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding is the most trusted name when it comes to door and window replacement in the local area. For more winterization tips or if you want to learn more about our services, give us a call at (203) 639-1634. You can also complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.