If your windows are drafty, it’s past time to invest in a window replacement. Drafty windows not only make your home uncomfortable to live in—they also cause your energy bills to soar.
Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Portland explains the consequences of drafty windows:
High Energy Bills
Drafty windows don’t just let unwanted cool wafts in; they also allow your heated indoor air out. Unsealed gaps around your units serve as an escape route for the heat, which means your HVAC unit will have to guzzle more energy to keep your house at a comfortable temperature.
An unsung benefit of replacing your old, drafty windows with new, energy-efficient units is the peace and quiet you’ll enjoy. Thick glass, double glazing, and an insulating gas fill all contribute to your home’s soundproofing. However, if there are gaps around your frame, noise from the outside will easily enter your living space. Weathertight replacement windows can solve this problem, and many others.
Insects can fit through incredibly small cracks around your windows. If you retain your drafty windows, you’re basically holding up a giant sign that says “Welcome, pests!” Most infestations start small, so you likely won’t even notice you have a problem until pests have wreaked serious havoc in your home.
Any experienced contractor would say that a window replacement is an effective way to bug-proof your home. Well-sealed glass units will help keep insects at bay.
If you have drafty windows, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Portland to provide a lasting solution to this problem. Call us today at (503) 419-3960 for your free, in-home consultation at Portland, OR. We’ll be happy to schedule your appointment with our design consultant at a convenient date and time.