Preparing your home for winter usually involves packing up yard furniture, closing the pool, and double checking draft guards on the doors. Tasks like these are annual obligations. This season consider some long-term approaches to preparing your home in Dayton, Ohio for cold weather. One way to do this is by having new windows installed. Consider these advantages:
Cracked or chipped windows, or windows that no longer fit correctly in their frames will let in chilling drafts during the blustery months. Not only will this make areas of your home cold and uncomfortable, but it will also increase the amount of money you’ll need to spend to heat your home. New windows will keep the cold outside – right where it belongs.
Not all windows are created equal. Even if your existing windows still look good, they are not as energy efficient as newer models. New windows seal better, and in the case of double hung windows, provide an additional barrier between the interior and exterior of your home. This amounts to greater protection from the elements; therefore less of a strain on your home heating system.
Two million home burglaries are reported annually in the U.S. – approximately one every 13 seconds! While many of these occur during the summer months, there is no better time than the present to make sure your home is secure and protected from intruders. Old windows with broken or loose latches are open invitations into your home. High impact or shatter resistant windows will also serve as home invasion deterrents.