Windows are one of the most important features of your home.
As a window ages, it loses the ability to do its job well. When this happens, drafts become far more common, moisture can accumulate and your HVAC system will have to work harder to keep a consistent temperature in your home. This typically results in higher energy bills and more strain on your heating and cooling system.
Some temporary solutions to scrape by are:
- apply silicone sealant
- add foam tape
- use window film
- implement thermal curtains
- install storm windows or polyester film
The best solution for windows that have lost function is to replace them. You can only nurse an old window for so long.
A newer window will be much more energy efficient, block drafts, keep moisture from leaking into the wood and walls, keep energy bills lower and provide a much nicer indoor atmosphere.
Ready for better windows? To find out how we can help you, give Cousins Construction a call today at 773.294.7859.