Winter is on its way! In terms of winter preparation, you might be having your furnace inspected and making sure your home is weather-stripped to withstand cold temperatures–but have you thought about scheduling window glass replacement for your older windows?
While it’s great to have a high-functioning furnace, it won’t do any good if cold air leaks through your old windows. In this blog, Springfield Glass Company explains three critical reasons to schedule window glass replacement for your old windows in preparation for winter.
Old windows are not as insulated as newer, high-efficiency windows, and they are prone to tiny holes and leaks in the seal. You’ll notice rooms with older windows are colder, and you can physically feel the cold leaking in when temperatures are below freezing.
Cold air leaking in through broken or leaky seals will cause your furnace to cycle more frequently to keep your home warm, raising your energy bill.
Replacing your old windows with newer, high-efficiency windows will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer and keep your utility bills in check.
Avoid Cracks and Shattering
Older windows are more vulnerable to cracking and shattering when exposed to frigid temperatures. Repairing a cracked window during the dead of winter is costly and could delay work due to weather.
Replacing your old windows during more temperate months will save you money and hassle. Although Springfield Glass Company is glad to assist you with glass repair, we’d prefer to replace your windows to keep your family safe and comfortable year-round!
Prevent Mold and Mildew
Older windows attract mold and mildew through tiny holes and gaps in the seal. Over time, moisture from precipitation penetrates the window and slowly starts to stimulate mold growth. Signs of mold growth include a brown or black discoloration near your window seal or a musty odor.
If anyone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, mold can become a significant health hazard. Window glass replacement can help keep everyone in the home healthy.
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Window Glass Replacement at Springfield Glass Company
The experts at Springfield Glass Company are ready to give you an estimate on window glass replacement for your home before winter hits! We’d love to work with you to make your home warmer and more energy efficient. Call us today at 417-883-6555 for a free estimate, or contact us online.