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Ways To Winterize Windows In Raleigh

October 30, 2017

If your home feels like a freezer every winter, your windows might be at fault. Glass panes and the cracks around window frames can let out the heat in your house and invite in freezing outside air. Then you’re sure to notice your utility expenses increase. That’s why you need to winterize windows in Raleigh. And although you’ll see lots of products and tips for short-term insulation, investing in more long-term solutions such as insulating window treatments or energy-efficient windows are more effective.

Add Weatherstripping To Seal Drafty Windows

Sometimes regular maintenance can help winterize your windows in Raleigh. Before wintery weather arrives, clean your windows inside and out and look for warped, loose, or cracked parts that could cause drafts. In particular, check for failing caulk and seals. You can easily fix these with new caulk to help seal windows before winter begins.

Windows can also develop gaps between them and their frames, especially as your house settles and things move out of alignment. Then all winter, warm inside air escapes through those gaps, and cold air gets in. You can use weatherstripping to fill in the spaces and keep in warm air. You’ll find foam strips, gaskets, or rubber tubing for insulation at your preferred home improvement retailer. Some options don’t always look tidy, but they provide a tried and true way to winterize windows in Raleigh.

Invest In Insulating Window Treatments For Winter In Raleigh

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A more beautiful option to keep out window drafts is energy-efficient window coverings. The best window treatments make Raleigh homes warmer in winter temperatures. Polywood® interior shutters are the most energy-efficient window treatments available, and they look sophisticated too! Polywood shutters are engineered from a long-lasting faux wood material with an appealing white paint finish that goes with every type of home decor. Most importantly, they come with a patented insulation system.

Polywood shutters have patented weatherstripping that prevents almost all drafts if you shut the shutters. In fact, Polywood shutters can prevent as much as 30 degrees of temperature transfer from your windows. This energy efficiency means noticeable energy cost savings over the years. And because they’re resistant to extreme temperatures and water, you can put Polywood shutters in any window to protect against the cold, like chilly attic windows or humid bathroom windows, to increase your savings.

Replace Aged Windows With More Energy-efficient Options

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If drafty windows annoy you all winter, you probably need better windows. Changing out old windows with new energy-efficient ones can make your home more comfortable and lessen your utility expenses over time. To stop cold drafts, ask for double- or triple-pane windows that have insulating gas inside the glass. And you’ll know your new windows are energy-efficient if they come with a blue ENERGY STAR label.

Of course, even with updated windows, Polywood energy-efficient interior shutters can still make a difference. Polywood shutters add incredible insulation to windows and stop heat loss that inherently flows through glass. And you can still use them for beauty, light control, and privacy for many years.

We Will Help You Find Window Treatments For Winter In Raleigh

Add style and energy efficiency to your house with Polywood shutters by Sunburst Shutters Raleigh. Schedule a no-cost in-home consultation, and we’ll help you decide on the best shutters for your windows. Call 919-887-9198 or fill out this form to get an appointment today.