Prepare Your Windows For Winter And Keep The Chill At Bay

Prepare Your Windows For Winter And Keep The Chill At Bay

As winter approaches, we tend to spend a significant amount of time indoors, making it essential to prepare your property for the coldest season of the year.

Your windows serve as the initial barrier against the elements, playing a crucial role in maintaining a cosy atmosphere.

Take a close look at your window designs, as they might be the source of noticeable cold spots and potentially lead to higher energy bills.

This blog aims to help you determine whether your windows are winter-ready or in need of an upgrade.

Be vigilant for potential gaps

Even the tiniest openings in your windows can allow pockets of air to compromise their energy efficiency.

Run your fingers along the window edges to detect signs of draughts, and closely inspect the frames and seals for gaps or cracks. A practical method is to use a lit candle near the windows. If the flame flutters, it indicates the presence of draughts.

If you prefer to keep your current windows, it’s crucial to seal any gaps with caulking, excluders, or similar materials.

Sealing windows

Enhance insulation with window coverings

Upgrade your windows with insulating coverings to prevent heat loss and block the cold from seeping in.

The installation of insulating window coverings serves as an effective barrier against the escape of heat and the transfer of cold from the outside through windows.

Consider options like thermal curtains, known for their thickness that can store heat and keep the cold at bay. Alternatively, opt for cellular shades, which act as strong insulators due to their honeycomb-like construction that tightly traps air. Another viable option is window film, typically crafted from polyester, providing an additional layer of insulation.

Windows with bars and monkey tail handles

Invest in energy-saving windows

Sealing windows on your own can be labour-intensive, and even the addition of window coverings may offer minimal relief if air-leak issues are severe. Neither of these solutions compares to the insulation provided by modern energy-efficient windows.

While investing in new windows from our superior UPVC and aluminium window suites may have a higher upfront cost compared to sealing or covering, they excel at eliminating cold air and promoting heat retention.

TWC’s double-glazed windows go beyond the standard ‘C’ energy rating requirement, thanks to their insulating frames and low-emissivity glasses.

Energy efficient windows in a detached home

Adhering to building regulations, replacement windows from TWC include trickle vents—a legally mandated device enhancing ventilation to improve indoor air quality. Explore and order from our diverse window collections here.

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