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How To Winterize Windows In Miami

October 30, 2017

If your home feels like a freezer every winter, your windows may be the cause. The cracks around window frames and glass panes can let out the warmth from your house and let in cold air from outside. Then you’re sure to notice your utility costs go up. That’s why you need to winterize windows in Miami. And while you’ll find lots of products and tips for temporary insulation, relying on more long-term solutions such as energy-efficient windows or insulating window treatments will give you the best results.

Implement Weatherstripping To Seal Drafty Windows

Often, basic maintenance can help winterize your windows in Miami. Before cold weather hits, clean your windows inside and out and look for cracked, warped, or loose parts that could cause drafts. In particular, search for deteriorating caulk and seals. You can quickly fix these with fresh caulk to help seal windows before it gets cold.

Windows can also get a lot of gaps between them and their frames, particularly as your home settles and things get misaligned. Then during winter, warm interior air leaks through the cracks, and cold air slips in. You can use weatherstripping to fill in the gaps and trap warm air. You’ll find rubber tubing, gaskets, or foam strips for this purpose at your favorite home improvement store. Some options may not look pretty, but they’re a quick and easy way to winterize windows in Miami.

Invest In Energy-efficient Window Treatments For Winter In Miami

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A more attractive option to keep out window drafts is energy-efficient window coverings. The right window treatments keep Miami homes cozier despite cold weather. Polywood® interior shutters are the most energy-efficient window treatments for sale, and they look sophisticated too! Polywood shutters are extruded from a durable wood substitute with an appealing white paint finish that goes with any type of decor. Most importantly, they have a patented insulation system.

Polywood shutters have patented weatherstripping that prevents the majority of drafts when you close your shutters. In fact, your Polywood shutters can prevent up to 30 degrees of temperature transfer from your windows. That kind of energy efficiency translates into noticeable energy cost savings over the years. And since they’re impervious to extreme temperatures and water, you can put Polywood shutters in any window to protect against the cold, like frigid attic windows or humid bathroom windows, to increase your savings.

Replace Old Windows With More Energy-efficient Ones

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If drafty windows annoy you each winter, you may need better windows. Changing out old windows with newer energy-efficient ones can help your house feel more comfortable and lessen your utility expenses over time. To block out the cold, search for double- or triple-pane windows with insulating gas between the layers. And you’ll rest assured knowing that your new windows are energy-efficient if they feature the blue ENERGY STAR sticker.

Of course, even on new windows, Polywood insulating interior shutters can still make a difference. Polywood shutters add excellent insulation to windows and will stop heat loss that inherently flows through glass. And you can still use them for beauty, light control, and privacy for years to come.

We Will Help You Choose Window Treatments For Winter In Miami

Bring more elegance and energy efficiency to your house with Polywood shutters from Sunburst Shutters Miami. Request a no-cost in-home consultation, and we’ll help you find the right shutters for your windows. Call 305-520-7515 or complete this form to ask for an appointment today.