Winter is again upon us and caring for your windows in the winter is even more important for those who live in colder climates. If not properly cared for and maintained, windows can allow cold air to leak through into your home causing discomfort and increasing heating bills. Therefore it's important to maintain your home's windows on-going. Here are some things to look for when caring for windows.
Even the slightest crack in a window can cause cold air to leak into your home. It's important to inspect your windows regularly for cracks and if one is found either repair the crack or replace the glass. If the window is older, you may also want to consider replacing the entire window.
Draft from a Window
If you feel a cold draft coming from a window and there are no cracks it is likely time to do a window replacement. Over time even the best-made windows can start to deteriorate. The quality of new windows continues to increase, so getting replacement windows now will likely last longer than the last windows you had and will be better protection against the elements.
If your windows look foggy, it is likely you need either a glass replacement or window replacement. Fog in windows indicates that the seal in the window is broken and condensation has settled in between the panes. This can cause air to leak through even though there is no crack.
Caring for your home's windows in the winter can have a significant impact on your comfort and your heating bills. Doing a quick inspection of windows and identifying any issues is important for maintaining the quality of your home and your life.