Preparing your cheap windows for the winter

10 August 2021
Anindya Mutsuddy
Preparing your cheap windows for the winter

Winters can be especially eye-watering in certain parts of the world, even more so if you go in unprepared. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you could undertake in order to fortify your cheap windows to tackle the full brunt of the winter months, and prevent problems and issues from surfacing. 

Winter preparation

Don’t worry. These are all mostly routine steps that you can undertake. No professional tools or knowledge is required.

Check for condensation

This is quite important if you have double or triple glazed windows. Condensation takes place when cool air comes in contact with moist, warmer air or vice versa. By itself, it’s not that big of a deal. However, if the condensation takes place between the panes of your double or triple glazed windows, that could indicate a broken seal. This could also lead to heat loss, decreasing the energy efficiency of your home. 

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Check the wood

The last thing we want in the middle of winter is a broken window. Therefore, do check the wood for any damage. Of course, if you spot any damage, or need repairs to the wood, we recommend seeking professional advice.

Check for drafts

Heat loss can be a huge problem as winter approaches. Thus, before the first days are upon us, we ought to carry out a draft check in our home. In-case you do find a window that is particularly drafty, caulk up the area. In case of holes, it can be mended with a spot of insulation foam or tape. In case of severe damage though, seeking professional advice would be wiser.

Additional insulation

Clear plastic films are now widely available to wrap the inside of your windows. They are useful as they provide additional insulation at minimal cost.