Down with the Draft, Up with Savings

When you’re walking through your home and suddenly feel a cold breeze, you have reason to be concerned. Drafty windows can put a big burden on your monthly heating and cooling bill. Tackling drafty windows can be a significant money-saver.

The Root Causes

From our many years of experience, we can confidently place the blame on faulty windows and doors. In fact, opting for window or door replacement or the surrounding area will actually save you money in the long run. So what exactly is causing your windows and doors to be drafty?

  • Creaky Windows—Over time, your windows, and the frames that support them, can wear out and get damaged. From cracks in the glass pane itself, to deteriorating caulking, to rot…there are many ways that drafts could seep in.
  • Settled Doors—Because most wooden doors are primarily formed of one solid “block,” the effects of time and temperature are far more obvious and prominent. Thus, the door becomes less airtight and eventually let drafts in.

Either way, this is a vulnerability and the total effect on your energy bill could add up over time if left unaddressed.

Solving the Problem

At Renewal by Andersen, we recommend window and door replacement over repairs because we prefer to implement long-term solutions for faulty windows and doors. Repairs are good for quick fixes but usually these repairs lead another repair and then another…without fully solving the problem. With a full replacement, you wipe the slate clean, solve the problem, and get a fresh start. The best part is that our door and window products already incorporate energy-saving technology like High Performance™ Low-E4® glass panes as well as Fibrex® frames. Both materials help you save money because they perform better and are more durable.

From a wide range of styles and designs, to the very best in value-added extras, we cover all your needs—from windows to gliding patio doors and the surrounding area. We’ll help you get rid of those drafts. So give us a call today for a free in-home consultation!

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