It’s that time of the year again. The heavy summer heat has lifted and is slowly being replaced by a crisp fall chill. The leaves are changing and the jack-o-lanterns are on full display. All of us Midwesterners are slowly beginning to accept that winter will be here before we know it. It’s the longest season we know and now is the time to start making preparations for the inevitable cold. We’re here to tell you how this intense weather can affect your home if you have outdated windows.
When the temperature drops to a harsh -30 degrees, your furnace will already need to work extra hard to keep up with your heating needs. If that frigid, cold air is allowed to flow in freely from the outside because your windows are not energy efficient, your wallet will definitely be taking the hit. Be prepared for costly energy bills and uncomfortable cold spots throughout your home.
Not only can a lack of proper insulation cause discomfort within the home, it can also cause extensive damage to your windows. If there’s room for any outside air to leak in, there’s room for ice buildup that can cause windows to freeze shut and/or cause inefficient window seals to break.
When the ice melts, water can leak in through small openings and cause damage to the surrounding inside area including unsightly stains and peeling paint. Certain window materials, particularly wood, can shrink and warp in extremely cold temperatures. This can wreak havoc upon their structural integrity increasing the likelihood of rotting and mold buildup. If you have older single pane windows, the cold can cause pressure to build up on the glass and it can start cracking over time.
Our energy efficient vinyl windows won’t chip, crack, fade or warp when exposed to the elements. You’ll never have to worry about rotting or deterioration. They have superior insulation and contain gasses that fill the space between panes. The flexibility of our vinyl material is adaptable to our crazy midwestern climate and won’t expand or contract unlike other materials.
Let’s leave spooky season in the fall. Update your windows and look forward to a cozy, jolly winter without scary energy bills and bone-chilling cold invading your home. Schedule a free in-home consultation and we will help you explore all of the wonderful options we have for your specific home needs.