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Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Buying new windows for your home is a major purchase. Luckily though, it isn't something that needs to be done often. However, few people realize that there are a few tips and tricks that can help you extend the lifespan of your new windows. My husband and I recently bought new windows and I wanted to make sure I got the most out of them, which is how I came across these tricks. I spent a lot of time researching and learning about them, so I decided to create a website to help others who may be looking for the same information. I hope this helps you.

Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

How To Make Your Windows More Energy Efficient

by Bradley Castillo

A nice breeze coming from your windows is nice when they're shut, but if your windows are letting a breeze in when they are shut, then you have a whole other issue. Old windows cannot only be a complete inconvenience, but they may be a money waster as well. To help bring your windows into this century and save money on your energy bills every month, make sure that you invest in solar shades, energy efficient windows, and window seals. This article will take a closer look at each of these options. 

Solar Shades

Yes, you can just go to your local supercenter and buy some traditional blinds to keep on your windows, but privacy may be the only thing you'll get from them. Rather than getting traditional blinds, consider investing in solar shades. So, what are solar shades? Solar shades are blinds that are made of a unique fabric that's designed to reduce glare and heat during hot days, while still giving you the view you need from them. 

Energy Efficient Windows

Old windows, as previously mentioned, can let in a lot of outside air and they can also let inside air escape which can raise your energy bills drastically. When you are investing in new windows, make sure they are energy efficient. Energy efficient windows will help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, which will save you a lot of money every month. Additionally, there are some tax incentives when you buy energy efficient windows, which can also help put more money back in your wallet. 

Window Seals

Window seals which are not to be mistaken with window sills, are something you can add to any window at any time. Although brand new energy efficient windows are going to prevent outdoor air from entering and indoor air escaping, they aren't entirely air proof. Usually, these are made of a thin rubber or foam and are designed to cover any cracks around your windows and seal them off even more from outdoor air.  

Brand new windows on their own can be a big upfront expense, but the money that you'll save in the long run is worth it. Additionally, by adding solar shades and window seals to your window, you can make sure you get even better results. To learn more about these window improvements, contact a company near you and schedule an appointment for them to come give you a bid.