Despite the hassles the heavy snow of the season brings, there is always something special about winter that we all look forward to. The family gathered around the fireplace getting comfortably warm is a familiar holiday scene. But with the chilly weather fast approaching, we don’t want the biting cold to get in the way. This is why you have to make sure that your windows are properly insulated.
The methods range from very simple to slightly complicated, as well as basically free to fairly pricey. Check with your local window companies in Michigan to weigh your options.
Meanwhile, we’ve made a list of insulation methods you can use on your windows:
- Cover your windows.
A durable barrier between the indoor and the outdoor environments will help keep your home warmer this season. You can use thicker drapes and thermal shades. However, light-colored fabrics are suggested if you don’t want your window treatments to significantly darken your room, especially during the day.
- Seal your windows.
Apply weather strip or caulk wherever necessary. You can use this to seal any cracks you see around your windows to eliminate drafts. Use water-resistant caulking for the outside.
- Use insulating film.
This will add an extra layer of protection against the elements. While the look isn’t quite appealing, it can certainly help prevent cold air from getting in.
- Add storm windows.
This method can be a little costly, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency, adding this material provides superior energy efficiency.
- Insulate at window sashes.
This method will require you to pry off the molding surrounding the window frame, then fit insulation foam into the spaces. We don’t recommend doing this procedure on your own since you might get injured or possibly cause major damage to your window.
- Insulate your attic.
For homes built decades ago (or more), there’s a big chance of inadequate insulation. Here in Kroll Construction, we provide high-quality blown-in attic insulation for full coverage and maximum insulation value. These materials offer exceptional long-lasting thermal performance.
Insulating your windows this cold season will help keep the warm air in. But if your windows happen to be rather old and inefficient, insulation efforts won’t work. We’ll be happy to offer you a professional team for replacement windows in Michigan. Call us today for your insulation and window replacement needs or to schedule a FREE in-home consultation.