Is it cold in here?
So, your energy budget keeps getting bigger and bigger. Well, your windows may be the culprit.
Windows not only bring sunshine and ventilation into our homes, they also provide warmth! Loose seals, poor installation, and thin glass panes mean high energy expenses and increasing heat loss during our coldest months. Below, we have compiled a list of the most popular quick fixes to help you survive until summer:
- Make sure you’re closing curtains and shades at night. This will reduce the chances of cool air leaking into your home.
- While closed curtains maybe keep your home warmer at night, they may also trap cool air from leaving. Open your curtains and shades during the day to let sunlight warm your home.
- Trim a thick, clear plastic sheet to line the window frame and tape it into place.
- Use specialized weather tape or weather stripping on leaky spots around all your window frames.
Now, these are not our suggested solutions. Although these practices are common, they are not the answer to your problems. Long-lasting results demand permanent change for all aspects of life and your windows are no exception.
Proper Window Installation Makes All the Difference
Although the fixes above can make a difference, the thing to remember is that these fixes are temporary. In other words, you’re just putting a bandage on the situation and not fixing it altogether.
The underlying cause of your heat loss may be beyond a quick fix and your windows may not be properly installed or be poor quality. The only way to change this is to have our experts at Roof Plus diagnose your heat loss and discuss your options. These choices range from minor and major repairs to complete overhauls. This may mean replacing your windows for tight-fitting insulated windows or upgrading to specific storm windows. For a deeper explanation of our repair or replace assessments, look here.
At the end of the day, the thing to remember is that making the investment now could save you big bucks in the future, and who doesn’t want that?
Contact Us Today
The truth of the matter is that there’s a good solution for every problem so if you’re having issues with your home that need to be addressed, then turn to our team to get the help you need.
Regardless of your individual case, Roof Plus will work with you on a solution that meets the needs of you home and your wallet. No one should have to endure the bitter cold of winter. Contact us today so we can solve your energy problems today!