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Tips to Winter-Proof Your Windows

Are you feeling chilly both outside and inside your home? When the temperatures drop, you want to be sure that your windows keep the cold air out. After all, you may have been used to keeping your windows open during the summer—and you can’t do that during the holiday months.

However, do you know what it takes to winter-proof your windows? Call 410.314.4382 to speak with someone from Window Marvel about window insulation and window types we offer in Maryland.

What Are Energy-Efficient Windows?

Many window specialists will recommend energy-efficient windows for your home. These windows prevent warm air from escaping through the glass and winter-proof your house. Energy-efficient windows are designed with features that help keep your home comfortable during all seasons. These features include the following:

  • Low-E glass
  • Insulated frames
  • Multiple panes of glass
  • Argon gas fills

Low-E glass is a coating applied to the surface of the panes of glass to reduce heat transfer through the window. Insulated frames help prevent heat from escaping through gaps in the structure itself. Multiple panes of glass create an extra layer of insulation while also reducing noise levels inside your home. Argon gas fills create an additional insulating barrier between the panes of glass that helps reduce heat loss even further.

What Is Window Insulation?

Window insulation helps reduce air leakage and improve soundproofing qualities. It’s important to note that window insulation is not a substitute for energy-efficient windows and should be used in conjunction with them to maximize effectiveness. Window insulation comes in two forms—foam or film. Foam insulation can be sprayed directly onto the window frame, while film insulation is adhered directly to the glass itself using a special adhesive backing.

While energy efficiency features are essential for keeping your home comfortable during cold weather, they may not be enough to winterize your windows completely. Window insulation ensures maximum protection against drafts and leaks when temperatures drop below freezing.

In addition, caulking around doors and windows can also provide additional protection against drafts by sealing any gaps or cracks around the edge of each window frame which may otherwise allow cold air into your home during winter months.

It’s important to remember that winterizing your windows is just one part of winterizing your home. Other necessary measures include using weather stripping, foam seals, caulking, electric blankets, and thermal curtains. You may also find it comfortable to raise the temperature on your HVAC or light a fire if you have a fireplace.

Tips to Winter-Proof Your Windows

Here are some tips to follow if you’re worried that your windows may not keep out the cold air this winter:

  • Make sure you have energy-efficient windows installed – Look for Low-E glass, insulated frames, multiple panes of glass, and argon gas fills, as these will all help keep warm air inside and cold air out throughout winter months
  • Add window insulation film or foam – Foam or film insulation should be applied internally and externally.
  • Caulk around window edges – Apply caulk along the edges of each window frame where possible, as this helps seal any gaps which could otherwise let cold air into the home during the winter months.

Winterizing your windows is essential for keeping warm air inside and preventing uncomfortable drafts from coming in during colder months.

Window Marvel Can Help You Winter-Proof Your Home

If you’re looking to winterize your windows but don’t know where or how to start, our window specialists can help. Contact Window Marvel today at 410.314.4382 to learn more about our winter-proofing services and the types of windows we offer in Maryland. Our team is ready to help winterize your home and keep it warm, cozy, and comfortable during the winter months.