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Winter Window Insulation: Keep Your Home Warm All Season Long

Winter is upon us! That means snow angels, hot cocoa, and quiet evenings by the fire. It could also mean colder temperatures and increased heating costs. Don’t let drafty windows turn your cozy home into a frigid igloo. Follow these winter window insulation tips to keep your house comfortable all winter long. Whether you have wood, aluminum, or vinyl windows, these winter window insulation tips will work on a variety of window styles and materials.

Curtains, Drapes, and Other Window Treatments

Whether you opt for sleek white curtains or voluminous burgundy drapes, window treatments help retain heat. They look great with all window styles, but look especially refined with wood windows. Remember, windows can be responsible for up to 30 percent of your heat loss. Use window treatments to stay warm and reduce your energy costs!

Insulation Film

Window insulation film is an inexpensive and effective way to keep heat from escaping your home. You can find it in most hardware stores. Simply apply the film to your windows with double stick tape. Use a hairdryer to shrink the film and remove any wrinkles. While this film tends to leave adhesive residue on wood windows, it’s an excellent choice for windows made out of aluminum. If you want to keep your house warm without having to change your home décor too much, insulation film is a great winter window insulation tip that practically no one will notice.

Draft Snakes

Draft snakes are fabric tubes used to keep cold air and drafts from creeping into your home. Place them under window sills and even doors for the ultimate winter window insulation. If you have low-maintenance windows like vinyl windows, try this low-maintenance winter window insulation technique! While you can find draft snakes at most home goods stores, you can also make your own by sewing a tube of fabric and stuffing it with uncooked rice.

Want more winter window insulation tips? Give us a call. One of our expert window specialists would be happy to give you some insulation techniques as well as show you the best replacement windows for insulating your home. Contact us today!

Timelapse of Bi-Folding Door Installation

Installation from the Quality Window & Door team

Watch a timelapse of our install of this thermally broken aluminum bi-folding door system from Euro-Wall.