It starts to get really nippy here in Atlanta during December. Liveweatherblogs.com reports that this has been the most unpredictable winter season yet: mild and spring-like one day, harsh the next. The first half of winter will be warmer and drier than normal, with snow only really starting to fall in February and March.
Those of us who’ve lived here for a while already know how to prepare for winter’s worst. We check our roofs, clean our downspouts and gutters, and add weatherstripping around our doors.
But did you know that installing energy-efficient awning, picture, double-hung, or casement windows in Atlanta can help you better winterize your home? Here’s why:
- If your frames are old or warped, the overall structural integrity of the window may already be compromised. Your windows need to be sturdy enough to withstand the harsh winter.
- If your windows have gaps and cracks in them, they will let warm air escape. Replacing damaged frames can help keep your interiors warm without overworking your heating systems.
- If you feel a cold spot near your windows, cold air from outside might be seeping in through small gaps leftover by improper installation. A properly installed replacement window will be tightly sealed, effectively blocking out drafts.
- If the window glass is foggy or cloudy, it means the window has poor insulation. Fogging occurs when warm air touches a cold surface.
We at Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta are well-versed in practical ways to keep your home warm during winter, and we know how big a role your windows can play in winterization. As your experts in high quality windows installation in Atlanta, we make it a point to provide durable, long-lasting, and energy-efficient replacement window options for your home.
Our windows use frames made of Fibrex®, a composite material that contains 40% reclaimed wood fiber. It offers the insulating abilities of wood, allowing it to withstand even the harshest of winters. And like vinyl, Fibrex® requires very little maintenance, so you never have to worry about rotted, chipped, or warped frames.
Our replacement windows also use High Performance™ Low-E4® glass, which is 45% more energy-efficient in winter than ordinary dual-pane glass.
Call Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta for a free estimate and in-home consultation today!