During the cold winter months, it is important to take of your windows to ensure they are in good condition and able to withstand the harsh weather while remaining efficient. Here are some tips to provide optimal window care in the winter:
Check for Drafts
One of the most common ways heat escapes from a home is through windows that are not properly sealed. Use a draft detector or hold a candle near the window frame to see if there is any movement in the frame. If there is, you may need to add weatherstripping or caulk to seal gaps.
Opt for Extra Insulation
If your windows are especially drafty, it may be wise to add an extra layer of insulation in the form of window film, foam insulation, or insulated window covers.
Clean Your Windows
Dirt, dust, and other debris can accumulate on your windows and impact their ability to insulate your home from the cold winter air. When washing your windows, be sure to use a specific freeze-resistant cleaner or make some yourself using water mixed with rubbing alcohol or vinegar.
Protect Your Windows From the Elements
Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can all take a toll on your windows. To protect them, consider installing storm windows or plastic window covers. You should also make sure to clear any snow or ice that accumulates on or around your windows to prevent damage.
Repair Any Damage
If you notice any cracks, chips, or other damage to your windows, it’s important to get them repaired as soon as possible. Not only can damaged windows let in drafts, but they can also become a safety hazard if they break.
Replace Your Windows
The previous winterizing tips can go a long way in helping you safeguard your windows from the elements while ensuring they remain energy efficient. However, if you want the highest level of protection and energy efficiency for your home it is wise to pursue a window replacement. Old and outdated windows cannot match up to the performance of modern replacement windows which are constructed to exceptionally high standards of durability and energy efficiency. However, the best replacement windows are only as good as the contractors installing them. Luckily, homeowners around Long Island, New York, have a dependable replacement window company to partner with—Alure Home Improvements.
Why Choose Our Replacement Windows?
At Alure Home Improvements we offer MaxSeries windows. These replacement windows are some of the most efficient and durable products on the market and they come in three distinct lines:
- EcoMAX Windows – These attractive and cost-effective double pane windows provide reliable energy-efficiency.
- SuperMAX Windows – These windows are a solid all-around choice that offers long-lasting durability, triple panes, sleek looks, and high-end efficiency.
- UltraMAX Windows – Those looking for the absolute best performance should choose UltraMAX windows. They are nearly unbeatable in terms of energy-efficiency with a krypton and argon mix within the triple panes.
Our Windows Will Resist the Winter Elements
If you want to ensure that your home has windows that can stand up to the harsh winter weather, contact Alure Home Improvements. We would be happy to install our energy-efficient and durable replacement windows in your home.