With winter coming, old windows can cause a lots of drafts, which can lead to a very cold house. However, there are a number of things you can do to weatherproof your windows and help keep the heat inside and the cold out.
Here are some tips for keeping the cold out:[list-ul type=”circle”] [li-row]A simple and inexpensive way to weatherproof your windows for winter is to buy a roll of clear plastic at any home improvement store, along with some tape that won’t damage your walls around the windows. Cut the plastic to a little bigger than the windows, tape it around them, and use your hair dryer to heat the plastic and shrink it to fit tightly in the window. You’ll still be able to see out of them, and it keeps drafts from getting in.[/li-row] [/list-ul]
However, the plastic doesn’t look appealing and you won’t be able to open your windows, which may not be something you do very often in the winter, but it’s still inconvenient. Plus, once winter ends, you have to take all the plastic and tape off and hope the tape didn’t damage your walls. With New York Sash Vinyl Replacement Windows, no plastic is needed! They feature LowE with Argon insulating glass, which exceeds Energy Star requirements! They’ll look great, keep the cold air out and add value to your home!
[list-ul type=”circle”] [li-row]Another tip is to purchase weatherstripping and install it in your windows. It can be a little more expensive, but it will probably also do a better job. Weatherstripping your windows is a great investment for homeowners, but renters whose landlords won’t pay for weatherstripping should probably go with the above option instead. To install weatherstripping, you will need to follow the instructions on the product you purchased. It also works differently on different types of windows.[/li-row] [/list-ul]
This option can be very time consuming and frustrating for the homeowner. Our New York Sash installers will install your new New York Sash windows in as little as a day (depending on the number of windows) and all you have to do is enjoy them! They’ll install your windows and insulate the surrounding area, so you’ll stay warm this winter!