Fall is upon us and while it may still be mild outside, temperatures will only get colder, so it’s important that your home’s windows are ready for the upcoming seasons. Here are some things to consider to make sure they are:
If your windows are old or worn, they could be easily susceptible to drafts – and you don’t want that crisp air flowing into your home and making it colder. Inspect your window panes for cracks or rot and your weatherstripping and caulking for damage (the most common culprit of drafts). If your windows are too far gone, however, you may want to consider a window replacement from P.J. Fitzpatrick.
Even if your windows are in good shape, they can get quite cold during the fall months. To make sure your home retains its heat, hang thick, insulating curtains in front of them and once the warm sun goes down, draw them to keep out the cold.
Before it gets too cold, many homeowners open their windows to cool down a warm home and if your windows don’t function properly, it could be problematic. Test your windows to make sure they lock and unlock smoothly and can open and close easily. If they’re warped, bowed, shrunken, or out of alignment, you may want to consider a window replacement.
On Energy Efficiency…
Many homeowners have old windows that do nothing for their home’s energy efficiency. If this is the case, we at P.J. Fitzpatrick would like to help you find replacement windows that can help keep your home at the right temperature and help save you money on your energy bills. Give our experts a call today and we’ll discuss your options with you.