No matter where you live in Central New York at some point the dog days of summer catches up with us all and we’ll be looking for a place to get away from the heat. Here are a few window tips to help keep you and your home cool during the summer months:
- Preventing the heat from getting to your windows is a valuable first step. This may mean planting shade trees or other natural vegetation to block the warm rays of the sun from even getting to your windows.
- Install mini blinds to block the sun. There are a variety of choices for blinds to match your interior décor and at a variety of costs. The key is to keep the blinds closed during the day to prevent that heat from getting inside.
- Use heavy or layered curtains to keep the intense sunlight from warming the interior your home during the hours of the day when the sun is beating down.
- A drafty window may no longer fit together properly, check the weather stripping around the window and make sure it fits correctly to shut off the flow of air. Make sure the caulking is still in place to keep the windows sealed. If drafty windows are causing your home to lose heat in the winter those same drafty windows may also leech out any air conditioning you use in the summer.
Still having problems? Maybe your windows are ready to be replaced. We would love to talk to you about your window wants or needs, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (315) 821-2222 or get a free quote online. Clearview Vinyl Windows is proud to serve the entire Central New York region including Syracuse, Utica, Rome, Cooperstown, and Boonville just to name a few.