Summer is coming and with it hot days that add heat to our homes. Hot days make staying inside our homes uncomfortable, especially without air conditioning. Using an air conditioner to cool down the home the whole day, however, is costly to your budget.
You’ve got to find ways to prevent heat from entering our homes so that it stays cool inside. One of the most effective ways to do that is to insulate our windows. By summer-proofing your windows, you get to enjoy cooler interiors.
Here are a few ways to summer-proof your windows.
Weathersripping seals windows, preventing air from leaking out or seeping inside. Weatherstripping materials like foam, felt, vinyl and metal are available in home improvement stores and are easy to attach to your windows. These will help keep cool air inside and hot air outside.
High-Reflectivity Window Films
High-reflectivity window films reflect solar heat away from your windows and your home. This helps decrease the amount of heat that radiates into your interiors.
Shutters are very effective in protecting windows and homes from various weather conditions. They help prevent or limit the amount of sunlight that enters your home, helping to limit the amount of solar heat in the process. They also help add privacy to your home and aid in preventing storm damage.
Cellular shades add beauty to your windows while helping to keep your interiors cooler. These shades trap air inside “cells”, creating a barrier between the window and the room, preventing solar light and heat from entering at full force.
Energy-efficient windows might be a bit costly compared to their basic, single-pane counterparts, but the cost pays off down the line. They prevent leaks and drafts, lower the amount of heat that enters the home without dimming the room and also protect your furniture from ultraviolet (UV) damage, too.
Paramount Professional Roofing installs top-quality replacement windows that help make your interiors feel better without compromising on views and how your home looks from the outside. Call us at (860) 393-4033, or fill out our online form to request a FREE consultation.