As we get closer to the winter season, it’s time to get your windows ready for winter. The most important step is to prevent cold air from entering your house. If you have older windows, they may be letting drafts into your home, which will raise your heating bill. If you think your windows may be the cause of the unpleasant draft in your home, it’s time to replace them. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should replace old or damaged windows.
Broken or Damaged Windows
If your windows allow a draft in or do not open or close properly, its time to replace your drafty windows. Even minor damage allows cold air to seep in around your windows, forcing you to constantly crank up the heat. Broken window seals are tempting to ignore but costly in the long run.
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 windows with 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 window replacement at an affordable price. Give us a call today at (610) 883-6635 or contact Glick’s Exteriors today to get started.