Having drafty windows with cold weather like we are experiences this winter doesn’t only make your home uncomfortable but it can also increase your heat bill.
Inspect your Windows
There are many reasons your window could be letting the cold air into your home. With older windows, the weatherstripping or putty around the window could be worn or has started falling apart. Other things to look for are cracked glass, loose joints or warping of the frame. Check to see if the window can even close properly.
Fixing Your Drafty Windows
After finding the reason why there is cold air leaking into your home, you will need to find a solution to stopping it.
There are many different solutions to fix your drafty windows including:
- Apply window caulking
- Install weather stripping
- Invest in shades, curtains and snakes
- Install shrink film
- Nail polish on cracks
- Removing old putty, install new putty
- Install storm windows
Installing New Windows
Sometimes the quick fixes do not work. With all the tricks in the bag exhausted the only option left is installing brand new windows. An old, rotten, worn down window past its lifetime often isn’t worth fixing. Replacing windows is best to be left for a professional.
Carranza Roofing & Siding can help you. We offer 0% financing and 0 down. Call us at (610) 270-0305 for a FREE consultation.