During winter, the doors and windows can be a source of chilly drafts that are uncomfortable and can have a negative impact on the energy efficiency of your home. Older windows, in particular, are notoriously drafty and often force you to spend a lot to artificially heating up your room.
Renewal by Andersen® of Northwest Ohio, your replacement windows installer, shares three ways to stop window drafts.
Drafts occur when the window shrinks in place. This is a natural phenomenon that happens as the window gets old, commonly wood-framed window. While the best course of action is to replace the windows outright, you can reduce the drafts entering your home by injecting foam sealant to plug the newly formed gap.
Apply a Window Film
Window films are an alternative if foam sealants are unavailable. As its name suggests, this film is applied directly to the frame and serves as a rudimentary but effective weatherstripping that prevents immediate drafts.
Keep in mind, though, that unlike foam sealants, window films are temporary and can wear out quickly depending on the weather and local climate.
Replace the Windows
There will come a time when the space between the frame and the window area will be so wide that not even foam sealants will be effective at stopping drafts. In such a case or when the windows get too old, the best solution is to install replacement windows.
At Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio, our windows are custom-fit to your home’s measurements and dimensions. Your new hardware will be a perfect fit. Your windows will match your home’s architectural style and are less likely to shrink as time goes by.
All of our replacement windows boast Fibrex® window frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. Give us a call at (419) 931-6087 to learn how these two technologies can help give you a shrink-less window unit. We install replacement windows in Bowling Green, Perrysburg and Sylvania, OH.