Even though fall is in full swing, it won’t be much longer until winter is here. That’s why it’s so important to get your home ready for the change in weather conditions. Ice and snow can damage your windows, which is something to watch out for, but you will also have to get your windows ready for winter to minimize this effect.
Inspect Insulation Levels
One way to ensure that your windows are ready for the winter is to insulate them. Before you can get this done, though, you will need to determine how covered they are already. The insulation is important because it can prevent air leaks; air leaks can let warm air out and cause your heating bills to skyrocket. Unlike other potential problems around your home, there are some distinct ways to tell that your windows aren’t insulated enough: if the wind makes the panes rattle; if there is too much moisture or condensation forming along the edges of the windows; if you feel the temperature drop near the window; and if the window is suddenly harder to open or close.
Plug Existing Leaks
Because window leaks are so problematic, you will want to repair them as soon as you can. This involves plugging up any existing holes and doing what you can to stop new ones from forming. Achieving this goal will require you to invest in some rubber weather sealing. Once you have attached the weatherstripping, you can cover up any gaps that make your home’s windows drafty.
Shade the Windows
Even though the sunlight isn’t as strong in the fall and winter as it is during spring and summer, it is still a good idea to shade the windows. Cellular shades can fill in gaps and leaks and let sufficient light into your home. Doing this will also help keep your energy bills down this winter.
Replace the Windows Entirely
Finally, replacing the windows should be something you consider. Newer windows are more energy-efficient, especially when they are made from low-maintenance materials such as vinyl. Choose replacement windows that feature a low-E coating. When the windows are too drafty, putting in panes of Low-E glass can also help make a difference. Then you can also save money and spend that cash on having fun with your family!
Home Improvement by Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia this fall with affordable window replacement services that will exceed your expectations. With our reasonable prices and flawless customer service, you will love the results. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-300-6780. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.