With the chill in the air becoming more pervasive every day, you may be looking forward to a warm and cozy winter in your home. But if your windows are old, dated, or have lots of drafts, you may not be so lucky. Replacing your windows now before the freezing temps of winter hit can ensure your comfort through those cold months.
Here’s how replacement windows can keep you warm and cozy in winter.
Consistent Temperature Regulation
Ineffective windows allow drafts to get into your home through gaps and cracks, but also through thin one-pane glass. Investing in double or triple pane glass, as well as having a professional properly fit your windows to the space, will guarantee your home enjoys more consistent temperatures room to room. If you’ve been noticing each room in your house is different in terms of temperature, with one room cooler than another with no other reason behind it, your windows are likely to blame.
More Protection from Harsh Weather
The insulation found in modern replacement windows protects your interiors from extreme temperatures – not to mention ice and snow. Double panes and triple panes add to that protection, as does the argon gas that fills the space. On top of that insulation, low-E coatings improve thermal performance. Low U-values are what make replacement windows effective as heat insulators, keeping the heat inside your house where it belongs. Look for windows with a U-factor of .25 or less to keep your home as warm and cozy as possible.
Well-Sealed Weather Barrier
The many components that comprise replacement windows create a weather-tight barrier for your home. Sturdy frames containing the best insulation, as well as advanced glass options, stronger locking mechanisms, and precise installation work in combination to provide a secure seal for your home that keeps out the cold temperatures.
Infusion of Natural Light
It’s no secret that natural light provides a mood boost, and with replacement windows, you can let in more of that light. If you have old and drafty windows, you may feel like you need to cover your windows with heavy drapes and curtains all day and night. But with replacement windows, you can feel free to let the sun shine inside for much-needed rays of sunlight.
No More Temporary Fixes
If you have needed to replace the caulking around your windows every fall in anticipation of winter, you can forget about that time-consuming temporary fix this year with new replacement windows. The installation of caulking and weather stripping is just a temporary solution that doesn’t last all year long because it dries out. It can’t compare to the air sealing effectiveness of new windows.
Contact Allstar Construction for Energy Efficient Replacement Windows
Get a jump on the winter and get your online quote and consultation for new replacement windows. Not only will you be warm and cozy when the snow flies, you will save money on your utility bills – a win/win for every homeowner!