Winter is here, and it’s cold outside. Are your windows doing a good job of keeping the cold air from seeping into your home? Today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company explains how to winterize your residential glass windows.
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Inspect Your Windows First
Look around your windows. Do you see cracked or broken glass? Are there gaps between the panes and the frames holding them in place? Do you see any cracks in the home’s structure around the windows?
It’s important to seal as many spots as possible to keep your home from getting cold. Springfield Glass Company can repair or replace any cracked or broken residential glass windows.
Caulk Around Windows
Caulk is an efficient and inexpensive way to seal cracks and gaps in the frames of the windows. Purchase the right kind of caulk at your local hardware store and follow the directions on the package. Caulk around the edges of the glass on the outside of your windows for best results. You might have to wait until a warmer day because some caulks don’t cure properly when it is frigidly cold outside.
Spray Foam Insulation
Can you access any areas behind the trim of the window frames? Spray foam insulation might be a solution for these areas. Spray foam insulation expands and hardens to cover oddly shaped nooks and crannies that caulking can’t reach. It takes more time and effort, but spray foam insulation can keep cold air away from your home’s interior.
Weather stripping adds another layer of protection to your windows along the edges. It goes up against where the residential glass window meets the frame, and it’s made of soft foam with an adhesive backing. It’s easy enough to put on and take off. Make sure you measure the right length and have a sharp pair of scissors or a utility knife to cut the weather stripping properly.
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Residential Glass Repair by Springfield Glass Company
The team at Springfield Glass Company can repair or replace the glass in your residential windows. While we’re there, we can give you tips for winterizing your windows. Contact Springfield Glass Company online or call (417) 883-6555 for more information on our services.