With the colder weather quickly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about ways to keep your home warmer during the fall and winter months. If you begin to feel a draft in your home, the first place that you should look to fix that draft is the windows of your home. The windows of your home can be damaged by the temperature change from summer to fall which can lead to cold air drafting into your home or the warmth from within your home escaping. Here are five ways to insulate your windows to prevent a cold draft.
1) Rubber Sealing: Rubber sealing can be found in your local hardware store. It can be used to seal off the area around the frame of the window preventing any drafts. This method is cheap, but effective and would not affect the appearance of your window.
2) Insulation Film: the Insulation film is applied to the inside portion of your window. The Insulation acts as a plastic barrier to lock out any cold air from coming inside, but this method leaves an unsightly plastic wrap around the window.
3) Cellular Shades: Cellular Shades insulates your windows while still allowing sunlight to pass through the cover. These shades can be custom purchases to fit your windows but can come at a high cost.
4) Layered Curtains: These curtains are made of thick, heavy material that can block out cold air while adding color to the room. Layered Curtains, however, can block out too much sunlight and can be expensive.
5) Draft Snakes: Draft Snakes are fabric like cylindrical tubes that are placed at the base of the window to prevent air from seeping in at the point of open. This method is cheap and can be made by hand, but only seals off the window sill and not the glass of the window or the frame.
If all else fails, then the best thing to do is to replace the windows entirely. KB Construction offers window maintenance, repair, and installation services.
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