When December hits, so does the winter weather. Colder temperatures and harsh weather conditions can do a number on your windows. Homeowners don’t realize the damage winter can do to their windows and the lasting impact it can have. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, your windows may be on their last leg:
• Air leaks: The caulk around your window frames can freeze and crack, causing holes to form along the seal. These gaps will create air leaks that let in cold drafts. You can feel these drafts as you pass by the window. Weather stripping is a short-term fix, but it will also wear down over time.
• Heat troubles and high energy bills: When your home is having trouble properly heating a room, faulty windows are likely the cause. There could be several issues that your old windows are creating. Air leaks can let in drafts, cooling the room down. Thin glass and worn down materials make it easier for the windows to let the heat inside escape and let the outside air seep in. Whatever the reason, when your heating system has to work harder to heat your home, it will raise your energy bills.
• Water damage: When ice forms along your window frame, the heat escaping from your home can melt it into water that leaks along your frame, sill, and even your walls. If you notice stains, discoloration, or signs of rot around your windows, it’s probably due to the melted ice.
Any of these problems can cost you a lot of money in the long run from energy bills and repairs. Instead of eating the cost, replace your windows!
Benefits of Window Replacements
When you replace your windows in the winter, you can save yourself a fortune. Window replacements will completely get rid of the air leaks and heat transfer issues that your old ones were having.
Mr. Rogers Windows and Doors offers a wide selection of high quality replacement windows. Handcrafted from durable materials, our windows are built to withstand the harshest winter weather. With two panes of glass and a Low-E coating, our windows have an airtight seal that blocks out the cold and keeps the heat in.
Some homeowners worry about the effectiveness of replacing their windows during the winter because of the colder temperatures. In reality, the cold won’t affect the installation or insulation at all. It’s better to replace your windows at the start of winter before your old ones sustain too much damage. Plus, investing in new windows now will prevent months of high energy bills.