If this is the first cold season since you installed Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement windows or patio doors, you won’t have to worry about drafty corners or stuffing draft dodgers around your windows. But, if you’re still thinking about updating your home windows, don’t wait for the first rush of frigid weather to catch you by surprise!
It’s that season again—time to dig the coats and jackets out of the back of your closet, to put up the gold and burnt orange wreath on your front door, and to dress your windows in their cool-weather finery. This advice from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro will help you prep your older windows for the cold weather before it hits.
Tip 1. Be Smart About Winter Wear – Replacement Window Winter Wraps
While you’re pulling out your favorite coats and jackets, take a moment to grab heavy drapes for your windows, as well. Though window treatments won’t replace well-sealed, energy-efficient windows, they will help block drafts and keep cold air outdoors. A quick search for “thermal” or “insulated” curtains yields hundreds of options, so you can upgrade your room’s style for winter (just in time for all those holiday parties!) while adding an extra layer of insulation at the same time.
Tip 2. Check for Leaks
If you have older windows, follow this guide to inspect them for leaks. Check for damaged weather stripping, cracks in the caulk around the frames, and any air that’s making its way through or around your window panes. If you find leaks, you might be able to solve the problem by replacing weather stripping or re-caulking the cracks. But sometimes the best solution means replacing your windows altogether with a more winter-ready, energy-efficient option.
Tip 3. Insulate Your Windows
If installing new windows or storm windows isn’t in your budget right now, you can still help insulate your existing windows relatively inexpensively. Insulating windows for the winter takes time and isn’t a permanent solution, but it will help add an extra barrier between your living space and the winter weather outside. You’ll find window insulation kits at most local hardware stores and home centers.
Tip 4. Deep Clean Everything
Cleaning your windows is more about uncovering the sparkle in your glass. If you leave your windows open much at all during those breezy New Jersey and metropolitan New York summer days, debris can build up in the window tracks, especially at the very bottom—and this can keep your windows from sealing effectively. Take time to scrub out your window tracks now. Chances are good you’ll get a better seal and you’ll be amazed how much better your windows look after you take the time to do it!
Tip 5. Replace Old Windows
If your windows are nearing the end of their lifespan, your best investment is to have them replaced before the winter weather hits. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro windows are Energy Star certified and offer exceptional efficiency, so you’ll enjoy a more consistent home temperature and possibly even save money on your heating bill each month .Renewal by Andersen windows are carefully crafted from high performance insulated glass and Fibrex frames, which won’t warp or rot like wood and offers more strength and resiliency than vinyl.
Get Ready for Winter with New Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows & Patio Doors
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro insulated glass is a cut above the rest. When choosing replacement windows, you’ll have several glass choices depending on your windows’ orientation and your specific needs. Some glass is optimized to provide UV protection, while other options are designed to reduce heat transfer or filter the light that makes its way into your space.
If you’ve tried weather stripping and leak-checking on your own but aren’t sure whether your windows are ready to be replaced, call Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro for a professional opinion on how to keep your windows as airtight as possible and help repairing any visual damage.
When you call 1-888-826-2451, we’ll schedule a free, in-home consultant so we can inspect your existing windows together. If it looks like new windows are in order, we’ll show you our full line of high-quality frames, glass and accessories and you can decide if you’re ready to upgrade before cold weather arrives. You can also fill in the short form on this page to request more information or a brochure.
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