We’ve already had a bit of snow in the midwest this year, and now we have finally reached the point where temperatures are dipping down into single digits (as well as the dreaded negative numbers).
Now is the time of year when homeowners start to wonder if their house is properly sealed. This is especially true for windows, which can be a major route for heated air to escape.
We know that proper insulation makes a big difference in heating bills, so making sure that your windows are properly sealed is a great money-saver throughout the winter, not to mention is will keep warm and comfortable no matter which room you are in.
Quick Tips for Window Insulation
If you are a looking for a quick fix that can get you through the winter or save you some money until you can opt for window replacement, there are a few things you can do:
- Caulking: applying some caulk to the inside and outside of each window will help plug the leaks that are allowing warm air to escape. You can also purchase weather strips if you are unsure about how to use/apply caulk.
- Heavy curtains: it may sounds simple, but just like a heavy blanket will keep you warm in the winter, placing heavy curtains on your windows (and keeping them closed) will help insulate them on a cold day.
- Window film: there are also clear products that stick directly to your windows, which provide an extra layer of insulation while still allowing you to see out the window.
The Long-Term, Most Effective Fix
While all these products can buy you time, nothing will seal your house and protect you against the cold better than having new windows installed. Contractors can install new windows in the middle of winter. As long as there isn’t a major storm blowing through your region, you can always get new windows installed.
The process is fast and sometimes takes no more than a day. At Schmidt Roofing, we work with many major brands of windows including Andersen, American Window, Pella and Marvin. Give us a call or send an email so we can send a team member out to take a look at your needs and discuss the possibilities. They will also be able to put together a free estimate for you.