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2 Common Causes of Drafty Windows During Winter

With cold winters come drafty windows, which to say the least, are annoying. They also cause your home to consume more energy on heating. Just wait till you see your utilities! So if there’s any sign of air seeping in and out your home through windows, you need to address the issue today – before winter starts again.

According to weather statistics from farmersalmanac.com, the winter season of 2013 across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions had been heavy and had been tagged “red flag”:

Significant snowfalls are forecast for parts of every zone. Over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, we are “red-flagging” the first ten days of February for possible heavy winter weather. More importantly, on February 2, Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey’s Meadowlands–the very first time a Super Bowl will be played outdoors in a typically cold weather environment. We are forecasting stormy weather for this, the biggest of sporting venues. But even if we are off by a day or two with the timing of copious wind, rain, and snow, we wish to stress that this particular part of the winter season will be particularly volatile and especially turbulent.

With this already on record, we cannot deny the possibility of it reoccurring. It will be a wise move to take proactive measures and to ready your home, particularly your possibly drafty windows.

How do we deal with this? Here are two possible causes of drafty windows & what you can do to solve the problem:

  • Air Leaks

A subpar installed window is susceptible to air leaks. A lot of reliable contractors of replacement windows in Maryland nowadays use home improvement technology and up to date procedures that help your windows eliminate the possibility of air leaks.

  • Old Windows

Drafty windows are also common with old windows. These old windows are usually conductive types, allowing a huge amount of heat literally get directed either in or out of your windows. To avoid annoying drafty windows, you might want to consider having modern windows which come in double or triple pane design. These kinds of windows have “insulating chamber” placed in between the glasses, thus preventing thermal heat from coming through your windows.

Having drafty windows every winter sure is annoying. However, taking the provided information into consideration can save you a lot of time, money, and effort. To have durable, long lasting, and non-drafty windows next winter, call DryTECH Roofing. We are trustworthy contractors of windows in Maryland. Our certified window experts can help repair or replace those annoying drafty windows for you.

(Article Excerpt From The “Days of Shivery” are Back! Read Our 2014 Forecast!, farmersalmanac.com)