Winter Window Treatments
In some houses there is a difference between summer window treatments and winter window treatments. Summer window treatments are made of the thin, light material and does nothing much but provide some privacy through the window. It moves easily in the wind and does little to keep the sun out.
Winter window treatments are heavy and usually dark. They are a decorative barrier that is hung in front of the window to block the cold air coming in from your window and are the ideal thing to have up in the winter.
Strom doors are really nothing much more than windows for your doors. They are hung in the door frame in front of your door, and the glass in them blocks cold air from your door. It is a double barrier to keep cold air from getting through your doorway in the winter.
For single-paned windows or windows that are drafty, there is winter insulation that you can tape or seal to your windows to make them more energy efficient through the winter. You can find it at your local hardware store every winter, and it is easy enough to put up that one person can usually handle it.
Door Draft Blockers
Cold air is sneaky. It likes to find ways to get in your home that are unconventional and hidden. One of these places is under your door.
But, the air that is coming in from under the door can be easily blocked with a draft blocker. A draft blocker is anything you lay on the floor in front of the bottom of the door to stop the draft. While this is an easy fix, it is however a pain to have to move the draft blocker and then put it back every time you need to open the door.
New Winter Windows and Doors
If you want to be able to skip most of the work from the ideas above, just have new energy-efficient windows and doors installed. These windows and doors are created to block the cold from getting in your home, and keeping the heated air in your home without all of the insulation taping, additional storm doors, draft blockers, and heavy window treatments.
Energy-efficient windows do work even better with all of the above, but will also work just fine by themselves also.
So save yourself the winter window and door trouble year after year, and instead talk to us about how easy it is to have energy-efficient windows and doors installed in your home.