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Raleigh Windows: Article About Preparing Windows For Winter

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Though Raleigh experiences warm temperatures in the spring and summer, those temperatures can drop rapidly during the winter season. Long before the weather turns bad, and the sleet, snow and freezing rain start to fall, homeowners can work with contractors to prepare their homes and their windows for the season. Using a window insulation kit like those sold in home improvement stores may not do enough. Those kits can still let some warm air escape and leave homes feeling drafty and cold. Companies specializing in Raleigh windows know exactly what to look for and how to make repairs that will leave those homes feeling toasty and warm.

A window insulation kit usually consists of film that homeowners cut to fit their windows. They use hairdryers or drying guns to blast the film with hot air until it clings to the opening. While those films can do a good job of covering the window, what happens when the glass is broken or the sill is loose? Any type of damage can actually loosen the film during the colder months and eventually cause the film to peel away from the glass. Many homeowners will find that the kits do little to keep their homes warm.

Hiring a contractor for a simple inspection is a far better alternative.

A windows installer from Otto's Exteriors of Raleigh NC would be happy to answer any question you have about siding or entry doors.

Depending on the size of the home, a contractor can perform a thorough and complete inspection in as little as a few hours. During the inspection, the contractor will look for missing or broken panes of glass and find other problems that can cause heat loss. Some homeowners may also opt for a professional energy audit. The audit will tell them exactly where they lose heat and what they can do to fix those problems. This may involve adding more insulation to the attic or replacing the windows in the basement.

Though many people worry that buying replacement windows is too expensive, they often change their minds after seeing how much they can save on their heating and cooling bills with new windows. Those windows can easily save them hundreds of dollars or more over the course of a single year.

An inspection can also help prepare a home for winter as it lets homeowners know what changes they need to make. Instead of replacing all the windows in their homes, they may find that they only need to replace a few damaged windows with double glazed designs that use Krypton. Making those replacements can help them stay warm all winter long.

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