When winter rolls around, external window insulation is key. Start the window replacement process early to ensure your house’s external window tubes are sealed and ready for the colder weather.

Have you ever wondered what time of the year is the best to replace windows? Well, Winters, is the answer! Here are 5 ways you can prepare your house for the winters:

1) Switch window pane to window film

If you’re weighing up whether vinyl window or window films are best suited for your home, why not choose both?  Window films act as an extra barrier of protection against cold wind, snow, and ice during the winter months. Installing window films will help keep the warmth in during really cold days and minimize heat loss through badly insulated windows.  You can compare this with switching out old single pane glasses for double pane glass; it’s the same principle.

2) Seal window cracks

Winter window damage can occur when there are gaps or cracks in your window frames that allow snow and ice to get into the house. If you’ve recently had new windows installed, make sure your contractors take care of all window frame cracks before leaving. If you’ve noticed cracks developing after already having your windows replaced, contact a professional contractor right away to repair any broken seals.

3) Replace old single pane glass with double-pane glasses

Again, it’s the principle of double pane glass versus single pane glass that makes this an important step towards preparing for upcoming winter weather conditions. This is a great way to prevent window damage due to weather conditions. The cost of double pane window replacements will be offset by the amount you save on your heating bills during the winter months, and may even make you eligible for tax credits or funding from energy suppliers.

4) Seal window openings

If there’s a chance that cold air could come into the house through window openings that aren’t protected, seal these off now to avoid paying for extra heating costs later. You can do this by either installing insulation around windows where necessary or covering them with window film or window draperies. If you’re window shopping, ask the professionals for advice about window insulation designs and window coverings that will work best for your home.

5) Clean windows from all angles

Don’t forget! Clean window screens from both outside and inside by using a vacuum cleaner or blowing out the window from the side with an air nozzle. Then wipe down all surfaces of your windows including frames, exterior walls, and sills to make sure there’s no dirt buildup around these sensitive areas where damage can occur due to weather conditions.

Preparing early means less hassle during the winters.  What are you still waiting for? Start winterizing your home now to save on heating costs and avoid further damage this winter!