As we get closer to the winter season, it’s important that the windows in your home are preventing the cold air from entering your house. If you have older windows, they may be letting a draft into your home, costing you money in heating bills. If you think your windows may be the cause of the unpleasant draft in your home, it’s not too late to get them replaced. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should strongly consider replacing your windows.
Broken or Damaged Windows
This reason may sound obvious, but it is still important to discuss. If your windows allow a draft to enter the house or do not open or close properly, it may be time to replace them. Even damage that may seem minor to you could be letting in a lot of cold air into your home, forcing you to constantly crank up the heat.
High Heating Bill
In many cases, your windows may not be keeping the cold air out of your home. If there is a draft in your home, your energy bill can increase by 10% to 25% (Energy.gov). In order to avoid this sharp increase in your energy bill, it would be wise to replace your windows with more energy efficient windows that block out the cold AND save you money.
Leaky windows can affect your entire home. It can cause damage to your floor and wall, causing a build-up of moisture, mold and potentially rot. Making sure your windows have a tight seal is one of the strongest way to avoid these potential issues.
It’s important that you address your old windows immediately! Glick’s Exteriors is experienced with many types of windows and doors, and we provide high-quality work at an affordable price. Give us a call today at (610) 883-6635! We can’t wait to hear from you!