Keep Out the Draft with Proper Window Care

In warmer months, the windows of your home let in the sweet smells of freshly mowed grass and blooming flowers as well as the sound of neighborhood kids chasing down the ice-cream truck. In colder months, however, your windows are a trusted line of defense against the chill of winter. If you want to keep the cold at bay and your windows have seen better days, it might be time for a TN window replacement.

Below are some pearls of wisdom from the TN window replacement experts of Window Depot USA.

Inspect Your Windows: Before winter’s icy grip has your home by the throat, make sure to examine all of the windows in your house for cracks in the glass or wear around the frame. Cracked glass can become more brittle when frozen, and a small fracture can become a massive hole in no time. Damaged window frames can begin to rot and let winter wind seep in.

Temporary Fixes: If your windows are letting in cold air, but you can’t currently afford replacement or repair, there are a few things you can do to temporarily fix the issue.
Weather Stripping: You can seal any gaps in the window frame with rubber weather stripping. Remember to be careful when removing the adhesive strips, though, as they can damage paint or leave unsightly residue.

Insulation Film: Insulation film is another cheap, temporary way to reinforce your windows. You can find kits for the film at most hardware stores. It’s essentially plastic wrap that you cover your windows with, and then shrink with a hair dryer. It doesn’t do wonders for your home’s aesthetics, but it can help keep out drafts.

Out with the Old: In the long run, you may end up spending more money on temporary solutions than it would cost to replace your window outright. Replacing your windows now could save you from wasting time and money by employing the same quick fixes year after year.

Window Depot USA, your go-to source for TN window replacement, wants to help you stay nice and warm this winter. Our window installation and repair services are a great way to ensure your home is airtight and capable of keeping winter’s chill where it belongs – outside. Contact us today at 423-894-0011, and we’ll be more than happy to put our capable hands to work for you.

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