As the temperatures start to dip this winter, you might find that your house has become drafty from your old windows. Not only does this make your home uncomfortable, but it also causes an increase in your heating costs. However, you don’t have to suffer through this winter with drafty, old windows. Instead, you can take a few steps to remedy the problem.
Add Some Rope Caulk
If you are looking for a quick and cheap fix for the short term, we recommend getting some rope caulk. It is a soft and sticky material that can be molded to fit in any gaps that could be leaking air. Best of all, you can easily remove it whenever the temperatures start to warm up. It’s important to note that this is not a fix that will last for years, and it’s likely that your leak will only get worse over time. For that reason, we recommend this solution as a temporary fix while you wait for a professional to install your replacement windows.
If you have old windows, it’s not uncommon for the seal, or glazing putty, to crack or fall out. Fortunately, it can be replaced without getting an entirely new window. Though this might sound like a simple enough solution, it actually takes a lot of practice, so if you can hire a professional, you will get better results. Best of all, this project usually doesn’t cost a lot of money and can extend the life of your windows until you are ready to replace them.
Hire Professionals to Fix the Whole House
When all else fails, you should sit back and let professional window installers come to your home and diagnose the problem. From there, they can help determine the most effective course of action. Whether that means making a repair or replacing all of the windows in your home, you can be sure that a team of highly-trained contractors can make your home more comfortable this winter with custom windows.
To get started with your professional window installation, we encourage you to get in touch with Blair Remodeling right away. You can call us to set up a consultation with our experts so that we can come to your home and help you determine which windows need to be replaced. If you would like to start by requesting a free quote for our products and service instead, you can simply take a moment to submit our online form.