Winter is just around the corner, so it makes perfect sense to invest in home improvement projects that can help keep your interior cozy through the season. Window replacement, for instance, is one of the best ways to boost your home’s energy efficiency even long before or after the cold months. Mid America Exteriors discusses three factors to consider when weatherizing your windows.
Broken Window Frames
Damaged window frames won’t only compromise your home’s look, but they can also affect your home’s thermal efficiency. Note that any gaps or holes in your windows allow escape of conditioned air and entry of cold drafts that can affect interior comfort. Some people may consider repairing broken window frames, but we suggest replacing your windows instead. This is a long-term solution that can improve your home’s energy efficiency in the long run.
In the old days, windows only consisted of one layer of glass, which did not help insulate homes. Fortunately, modern windows often have multiple panes to prevent the damaging and heating effects of ultraviolet rays and infrared rays, respectively. For instance, triple-pane windows have a middle pane surrounded by inert gas, which helps block heat gain and escape. The window panes are also often coated with reflective coatings for better thermal performance.
Weatherizing your home also means keeping your home aesthetically appealing, without compromising energy efficiency. Replacing your windows before winter can help revamp your home’s look plus it keeps your home comfortable, even when the temperature drops.
Work with Mid America Exteriors for your window installation and other exterior remodeling projects. Our team will guide you through the entire process to get the results you want. Call us today at (316) 416-2045 or fill out our online form to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Wichita and Hutchinson, KS, and other nearby locations.