As we celebrate in the midst of the holiday season, many of us enjoy seeing pearly white snow grace our lawns and homes to give Christmas and New Year’s that unique, magical feeling. However, while having a winter wonderland for the holidays may add to the joy and merriment, the cold draft we feel coming through our windows is usually not as welcome.
If your windows are not adequately insulating your home, the best way to address the issue is to switch them out for newer models from New Window Factory Sales, Inc., your source for South Jersey home window replacement. In the meantime, though, there are temporary but effective measures that you can take to keep Jack Frost out of your home as you celebrate with your family and loved ones.
- Insulate your windows’ exterior
Over time, exposure to the elements will cause wear and tear to even the best windows and frames. As you insulate your windows, a good rule of thumb is to start from the outside by sealing up any cracks or holes that are letting cold air sneak into your home.
For sealing, you can use exterior grade caulking to patch up any cracks around the window’s exterior. Exterior grade caulking is both effective and cost-efficient, and you can even use the same caulk to insulate the interior of your windows as well.
- Apply rubber weather stripping
Specialized weather stripping is another option for insulating windows and simply requires cutting the stripping to the proper length for your window frame and applying it to the frame on its sticky backside. However, keep in mind that while the stripping is in place, you will not be able to open and close your window, and it is sometimes liable to peel off paint when removed.
- Use window insulation film
Readily available online or from local hardware stores, these kits involve cutting and sizing plastic shrink film to the dimensions of your window, sticking onto in the window’s interior, and using a heat gun or hair dryer to shrink and smooth the film. However, insulation film tends to cloud the windows, making this method better suited for basements and attics.
Are you looking for energy efficient replacement windows for your Gloucester County home? Call New Window Factory Sales, Inc. today at 856-546-1120 for a free quote!