To be cold or not to be cold, that is the question. By now you’ve probably checked your heating system and pulled out the heavy blankets, but there’s still one thing left to do: weatherproof your Main Line windows. If you don’t do it now, you risk suffering from those shiver-inducing drafts, creaky gusts of wind, and high energy bills. But is there a better way?
While there are certainly some simple, inexpensive ways to weatherproof your windows, most methods are time-consuming and inefficient. Plus, you have to tackle this household chore every fall when the cold weather blows in, as well as every spring when it’s time to strip down the cold weather barriers.
Applying film to your Main Line windows is tedious and inconvenient.
This tried-and-true method for weatherproofing can be quite effective and inexpensive, but it’s also a lot of work! You’ll need film, double-sided tape, a hair dryer, and most likely an entire afternoon to get it done.
Applying film to your windows is a good way to block out drafty winds cheaply, but it’s rather inconvenient. Not only is it time-consuming to put up and take down, but it makes your windows non-functional for several months out of the year. On the rare warm days, opening your windows up for a nice, brisk breeze just isn’t an option.
Sealant foams take away from the elegance of your Main Line windows.
Applying sealing foam to your windows to close up any gaps or openings is a quicker process than film, but it’s a bit of an eyesore. You can apply foam to the sides, top, and middle of your windows quickly, but when the foam dries, it is still visible to the eye. The foam will shrink some, which does allow you to still lock and unlock your windows, but is it worth ruining your interior decor for?
Draft snakes add clutter to your home.
The easiest option is also one of the least efficient options! Snakes are long tubes made of fabric. They’re usually filled with sand or rice and can be placed in front of window ledges, under doors, and even in front of your fireplace to block drafts of wind. They’re easy to use and can be moved from room to room as needed, but they’re not very attractive and a little cumbersome.
Invest in new Main Line windows from Hynes Construction and save yourself the frustration
Forget going through weatherproofing every year. At Hynes Construction, we get it right the first time. We offer a variety of energy efficient windows from trusted brands that will protect your home from the elements while still serving as functional windows throughout the entire year.
Hynes will do all the work for you. Our specialists are fast, professional, and reliable. Call today to learn more about how we can help you keep your home warm all winter long.