Window Maintenance Tips for the Winter
Keeping your home warm and your family comfortable can be a constant battle during the winter months in New England, especially if your windows are past their time. If you notice that your curtains are moving, this could be a sign that your window is no longer performing to its best ability. Other signs of poorly insulated windows could be if one of your rooms is particularly colder than others. Don’t let drafts from inefficient windows force your home’s heating system to work overtime. Follow these window maintenance tips that can help prepare your windows for winter.
Remove Dirt & Debris
Leaves, dirt, and other debris can get into the moving parts of your windows. It’s important that you clean your windows out thoroughly to ensure a tighter seal when closed.
Check the Caulking & Weatherstripping
The weatherstripping around your windows is subject to year-round exposure of elements. This can cause the weather stripping to become loose, worn, or brittle. Likewise, window caulking can deteriorate as it gets older. Reattach or replace all weatherstripping to ensure that cold air stays outside where it belongs. Check that your caulking does not have cracks. Re-caulking your windows is a very easy and cost-effective solution to drafts in your home.
Consider Cellular Shades
As a last line of defense, cellular shades can provide additional insulation for your windows. These help keep the cold from invading your home.
Replace Your Inefficient Windows
Don’t worry about winter-proofing your old windows. Replace them with high-performance, energy-efficient windows from NEWPRO? We offer three tiers of MAX Series replacement windows that are engineered to insulate your home against the cold throughout the winter. Our team will help you select the ideal windows for your preferences and budget, and we’ll ensure they are installed flawlessly and ready to perform year after year.
Stop stressing about how to winterize your New England home’s old windows. Contact NEWPRO today to schedule a no-obligation consultation so you can learn about the exceptional replacement windows we install.