It may be October, the time we are enjoying the crisp and mild autumn but we must be prepared for winter. According to meteorological calendar winter should start mid December, meaning we have approximately two and half months to welcome the cold temperatures of winter. You should therefore make good use of the remaining time to make sure your home is in perfect condition to handle freezing days, snowy days and your holiday visitors. One of the areas that require serious attention in your house is the windows. You still have sometime to replace your windows before winter and ensure you don’t suffer the wrath of the winter.
Windows serve multiple purposes from making a house look appealing to protecting you and your family from harsh weather conditions. Not replacing them is like throwing money out the…well…window. Here are the reasons you want your windows replaced before it gets really cold.
The right energy efficient windows will save you money during winter
Energy efficient windows can help you realize enormous saving during the winter season. Windows with low-e glass enables warm the warm solar rays into your house with the intercept spacer system keeping your windows’ edges warm as well as trapping the heated air inside your house so that it doesn’t escape. This will save you on power bill as you will not be losing any heated air.
Good windows protects your home
Old worn out, poorly sealed or damaged windows may cause serious damage over time. For instance if the window is not properly sealed, rains or snow can leak into the house and cause damage to the area around the window as well as household items near the window like draperies, carpets and furniture. It’s thus advisable to ensure the windows are in tip top condition when the winter starts.
New windows improves your home’s appeal
Whenever your long lost relatives call to request to visit and stay for a while you immediately take a look at the state of your home. If you feel it’s not very impressive you do the obvious, put them off. However, this winter you can welcome them as changing your windows will give you’re a curb appeal. Old worn out windows make a house look unappealing and may not send the correct message to your visitors.
Don’t get caught ill prepared this winter, change your windows early enough.