As the weather becomes colder, you may be looking for ways to keep your home warm throughout the winter months.
But how can you stop cold air from penetrating through your windows?
In this article, we have put together a list of tips to help you reduce the amount of cold air penetrating through your windows.
Purchase insulated curtains
If you’re looking for a way to make your home warmer without spending too much money, then purchasing thick curtains can be a great way to insulate your home. Curtains can be used as a way to exclude draughts as well as light. If the curtains are thick enough, they can help prevent air movement, thus making your home warmer. Curtains can also be used as a method to make your home more aesthetically pleasing and can improve the visual appeal of your home.
Purchase window insulation tape
Another way to make your home warm during the winter months is to purchase self-adhesive insulation tape. Although this makes your home warmer, it is not the most efficient way to exclude draughts. This is only a temporary solution and other alternatives should be considered if you’re looking for something more long term.
Use Fabric Draught Excluders
If you’re looking for a DIY project over the winter months, why not consider making draught excluders for your home. Draught excluders can be laid against the window to reduce the cold air from the outside coming into your home. Draught excluders are a cheap way to reduce draught and can be used as a way to decorate your home. A drawback of using draught excluders is that you can only use them at the base of your window. As a result, if the draught is coming in through the rest of the window, it will not be blocked.
Strategically improve window insulation
If you’re not planning on opening your windows during the winter months, caulking is an effective way to reduce the cold air coming through your windows. Caulking is a method that is used to seal windows shut and can be used to block out any damaged areas of your window frames that may be letting in draughts. Re-caulking your windows is a great way to comprehensively seal your windows against the cold air. It is an effective and efficient technique, however, if done incorrectly, can make windows look unsightly.
Consider Secondary Glazing
If you can afford to upgrade your property then secondary glazing is one of the best ways to keep cold air from penetrating your windows. Secondary glazing is extremely versatile and offers a permanent solution that improves the overall appearance of your property. Secondary glazing also comes with ventilation which means you can easily control the temperature of your room.
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Here at Walkern Windows and Homes, we offer an extensive range of glazing options to help improve the thermal efficiency of your home.