If you have drafty Louisville windows, they either need to be fixed or replaced as soon as possible. Leaky windows lead to higher energy bills along with cold winters and hot summers.
However, we know that sometimes repairs can’t be made, or it just isn’t the right time to be able to replace your windows. So until a more permanent solution can be done, you can use different window treatments to stop drafty Louisville windows.
Curtains over Drafty Louisville Windows
How well curtains are able to reduce the cold air coming in from a drafty Louisville window all depends on what the curtain is made from. Lighter, loose fabrics don’t do as good of a job as the heavier fabrics in blocking the cold air. So the tighter the weave and the heavier the fabric, the better barrier it makes.
For an even better barrier, hang the curtain as close to the wall as possible and against the ceiling. This prevents less cold air that may have come in through the window from getting through open spaces in the curtain.
Installing Insulating Panels on Louisville Windows
Insulating panels are big foam boards that you install in the window to stop drafts. When you push or clip the board in to the interior of the window the edges seal tightly against the window frame. This is something that you would keep in all winter, so you may not want to use them on all of your windows as you won’t be able to see out of them for the season.
Interior Shutters over Louisville Windows
We all know how nice shutters look on the outside of a house, but shutters can work inside the home as well. They are no different than having blinds on the windows, except they just open a different way.
Shutters work well to keep drafts out because they are made of wood and close directly in the window; keeping the cold air from getting past.
Shades over Drafty Louisville Windows
For shades to be effective in blocking drafts, they need to be the perfect size for your window space. Shades that are too narrow allow air to escape out of the sides.
Shades also need to be mounted on the interior of the window and as close to the glass as possible, to create an effective barrier against the cold air.
Replace Your Drafty Louisville Windows
Even if you don’t think right now is a good time for you to replace your windows give us a call. You may be surprised at how affordable getting your window replaced is with the current promotions we have available, as well as the tax credits you can take off your taxes next year.
We also have great payment plans available to help you get rid of those drafty Louisville windows as soon as possible.