Is the area around your windows warmer than the rest of your home during the summer and cooler during the winter? Are you noticing that your monthly energy bills are getting higher and higher? If so, you likely have drafty windows, which can not only make your home’s interior feel uncomfortable, but also sap your home of its precious energy efficiency. There are a few factors that can be causing your drafty windows, including:
Wear & Tear
As you use your windows throughout the years, the weatherstripping can become compacted, twisted, or worn away, which can result in drafts coming into your home. The window pane and frames may also crack or warp, leaving small gaps that let in air.
High humidity or excess rainfall can cause water to seep under the window seal and break it, letting in moisture and cold air.
Extreme Temperature Fluctuations
Cheaper windows, particularly low-quality wood or vinyl frames, can expand and contract due to extreme temperature fluctuations, allowing outside air to get into your home.
If your weatherstripping or seal is made of rubber or a similar material, it is vulnerable to some varieties of mold, which can eat away at the rubber and reduce its effectiveness.
Windows from Quint-Pro Siding & Windows
At Quint-Pro Siding & Windows, we offer replacement windows with advanced weatherstripping, Low-E glass, gas fills, multiple panes, and other features that will help maximize your home’s energy efficiency, keeping you and your family comfortable year-round and helping you save on your monthly energy costs. Contact us today to learn more!