Bennett Contracting is a premier window and door installation company in Albany New York. Year in and year out working on homes, we have found out the importance of maintaining all aspects of your house. With being in the thick of fall, there many be no better time to take a step back and look at what you can do to get your home ready for winter. The windows and doors on your home can lose you up to 23% of energy if they are older and not energy efficient. Follow these tips to get your windows ready for the winter.
1. On a cool day, walk around your house and near your windows and doors to see if you are feeling any drafts. If you feel this draft it could be cracks or warn down materials around the edge of your windows.
2. If you notice a draft in your house, a replacement might be in order. If your windows are in relatively good shape and it is just an isolated incident that you can look into weather stripping the needed areas from the remainder of the cold season.
3. With winter being here and days seemingly being shorter, cleaning your windows and removing dirt from any movable part will allow for more natural light to get into your house.
4. Be aware that if your windows are difficult to use, are breaking down and are effecting your homes energy efficiency you should strongly consider some new windows.
If you are unsure if you need new windows right away or if you can stick it out a couple more years, feel free to contact our team. We can provide you with a free estimate so you have a better understanding of your whole situation.
For further information please feel free to browse our website and also reach out. We can be contacted over the phone at 518-462-6731 or through our online contact form.