Did you know that a single window in your home can lose up to 10 times more heat than a wall of the same size? This is obviously because there’s no insulation within your windows as there is in your drywall. However, this doesn’t mean measures can’t be taken to prevent as much heat loss as possible.
Our window replacement and window installation company can help you replace old windows or install storm windows on your home all year long. If you’re simply looking for a few tips and tricks, then you’ve also come to the right place.
Steps to Preventing Heat Loss
- Purchase New Blinds. If your blinds or curtains don’t properly cover your windows or they don’t hang closely to them, then consider purchasing new ones. We recommend hanging blinds on the top inner portion of the window frame and hanging curtains at least 6 inches above the frame and that they hang down at least 6 inches below the bottom of the frame. Don’t forget to make sure the curtains cover the sides as well.
- Use Window Sealants. Place plastic sheeting over your windows in order to prevent heat from escaping during the colder months. If you’re not planning on replacing your windows this year but know you have a draft, then these sealants are a great temporary solution until you can give Climate Door & Window a call for a replacement. These can be easily picked up at your local home and garden store.
- Add Storm Windows. Most homeowners in Massachusetts have storm windows on their homes. Storm windows serve as an added barrier between the inside of your home and the outdoors. The air space between the inner and outer windows works as a buffer to prevent excessive heat loss throughout the day. Our window replacement company recommends Harvey windows which are top-of-the-line and have a great warranty.
Heat loss is a major problem for homeowners and we want to make sure that you and your family are comfortable this season. If this is the year you plan on replacing your windows, don’t wait until the first frost! Contact us now to schedule an appointment and get a free project estimate.