OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures drop, it's time for homeowners to inspect their windows and doors to prepare for winter. Pella offers energy-efficient products to help homeowners reduce their energy costs, including the new Pella® 350 Series window and patio door line.
"This is an ideal time of year to really evaluate if your home is suffering from energy loss," said John Noel, general manager, Pella Windows and Doors of Omaha. "Before we experience the Midwest's extremely cold temperatures, replacing windows and doors is a cost-effective solution to helping instantly achieve greater energy-efficiency for a home."
Window, door inspection checklist
The first step in preparing your home for winter is by doing an inspection to check for potential maintenance issues. Tips for checking your windows and doors include:
- Inspect the interior and exterior finishes around windows and doors for signs of paint flaking and peeling.
- Look at the weather stripping around all doors and windows. Re-attach any loose portions and replace portions that are ripped or torn.
- Moisture and condensation between panes of insulating glass can occur when the seal between the panes of glass fails. This fogging may be a sign that a replacement is needed.
- Look for signs of air leakage. Improperly installed windows or doors which permit air leakage can decrease energy efficiency.
Pella 350 Series: our most energy-efficient product line
The Pella 350 Series window and patio doors line is an ideal fit for energy-conscious homeowners looking to reduce energy costs, Noel said. The line features a premium look and feature Pella's exclusive energy-saving system that makes them the most energy-efficient product line available by Pella, he added.
Homeowners can discuss how to make their home more energy-efficient by updating windows or doors by visiting the Pella Window and Door Showroom of Omaha at 9845 South 142nd Street or by calling 402-493-1350. For more information visit www.pellaomaha.com.
SOURCE Pella Corporation