Prep Your Home For Winter Weather

Prep Your Home for Winter Weather

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The cold season in Casper can really send your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to prep your home for the cold and possibly save some money.

  • Clean window sills and moving parts. Sand, dirt, leaves and other debris can get stuck in window sills and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to make a packed seal and increase window and door operation.

  • Check weather stripping. Loose weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or change any unattached weather stripping around windows and doors.

  • Check the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Casper area and intense sunlight can form openings in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a local professional to decide if fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows and doors.

  • Repair or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the roof or near the foundation may let cold air to escape into your home. Confer with a expert to help improve any roof problems around your home.

  • Install storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense from intense weather and also help lower air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating well, it may be time for replacement doors.

  • Swap 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. Fresh 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 insulate 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 307-234-1518 or stop by our showroom in Casper.