Winter is just around the corner, and everyone is swapping out their summer wardrobe for their jackets to help brave the cold outside, which is where inclement weather belongs. Keeping cold air from seeping inside is all about insulation, which will depend on the condition and quality of your windows and doors. However, there are a number of solutions to help you prepare for winter, some being homelier than others.
Insulating Window Film
These can be purchased in rolls or kits, and they use plastic, which shrinks in a controlled way when exposed to some heat. The insulating film is applied over the window and along the edge, forming a bubble to seal the opening, which means that you will not be able to open your windows during winter, so avoid using this product in rooms that accumulate excess condensation, such as bathroom and kitchens.
Installing Storm Windows And Doors
There are few types of storm windows and doors to choose from, each with their own benefits and drawbacks:
Getting Creative With Window Treatments
This option is less effective than the previous ones listed, but if you are on a budget, you could really make a difference by making these changes:
For a cleaner look and better performance, consider replacing your windows and doors as an investment on your property and to save on energy bills. There are even ultra-performant windows for homeowners who want to stay comfortable while being environmentally friendly.