As the weather starts to get cold, you want to make sure that you have taken the necessary precautions to keep the cold out of your house. For that matter, one part of the house that needs attention is the windows. Windows are a major contributor to the overall temperature of the house. A lot of heat can pass through these windows and thus it is essential to work on them to get them insulated enough for the winter. That said, insulating windows is not easy said than done and there are a lot of complications to providing just the right amount of insulation for your home.
Simply put, windows are bad for protecting the inside of the house from the temperature outside. A point can be made that windows have benefits as well, for example, airflow, light, and view. But these same things become a liability by the time winter approaches. Fortunately, there are ways in which the extent of insulation in the windows can increase.
Here are some of the methods you can try:
Firstly, use an insulation film on the windows. An insulation film will act as a thin barrier between the windows and the cold weather outside. These films can practically turn single-pane windows into double panes, and double pane into triple pane. This improved insulation will ensure the effects of the weather outside are not felt inside your house. With that being said there is one drawback to the insulation film. This is because it will obstruct your view from the windows. The film creates a cloudy texture at the surface, making the window look like frosted glass.
Going further, we have already established that the glass is terrible at keeping the cold weather out. What is worse is that sometimes there are spaces between the windows and the frame. Cold air from these holes can make its way into your house. To get rid of this issue, you can get some help from the rubber seals. When these seals are fixed for some time, they can provide significant relief. One downside is that you cannot open your window before taking out the seals. It is also worth mentioning to remove the seals with care so there is no damage to the paint or the coating on the frame.
Lastly, thick curtains can be used to somewhat minimize the effect of cold weather. Typically speaking, the better way to insulate the house is to directly work on the windows. The benefit of curtains is that you not only increase the insulation of windows but also add color to your room depending on the design of the curtains used. One more benefit is that you can control the amount of cold air that can pass in just by opening or closing the curtains.