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4 Ways to Winterize Your Windows

Winter has hit Culpeper, Virginia and it has hit it hard. We’ve had some really low freezing temperatures which just makes us wish that we could stay home and hibernate for days. But we can’t escape the weather, and the only thing we can do is keep the comfort in our homes. Low temperatures like these, can make it expensive for many families with older homes. Heat can escape through windows, especially through older ones. And the loss of heat can skyrocket your energy bill and make your home colder.

But there are a few quick things that you can do to get through this winter without losing too much heat.

  1. Weatherstripping and Window Caulking: Find the leaky areas around your window and add weatherstripping. You can also caulk your window but the caulk will eventually crack, and you will have to replace it
  2. Draft Stoppers: You can place drafts snakes or tubes on windowsills to avoid heat from escaping. You also don’t have to buy these; .you can also make your own out of a pool noodle.caulking window
  3. Install Cellular/Honeycomb Shades: These window shades are made with to insulate your windows and to prevent heat from escaping.
  4. Layered Curtains: You can add layered curtains to your windows.  Or you can install curtains that are thermally lined. You can match these to your decor and change them out anytime.

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We hope these quick tips help you this winter. Also, keep in mind that these don’t work as well as replacing your windows. We provide a variety of window options such as Mezzo: Energy-Efficient Vinyl Windows and Fusion: Quality Vinyl Windows. Our windows are insulated, and they will help you save money on your energy bills.

If you are in the Culpeper area and are in need of window replacement, give Culpeper Window & Siding, Inc. a call at 540-547-9100.

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