One thing that comes with the warmer weather is a universal need to air out your space, clean up the winter clutter and get your home ready for spring. Spring cleaning is a yearly ritual that involved varying amounts of household tasks, depending on your preferences and your specific home. One item on the annual spring cleaning to-do list is painting window frames. Or at least it used to be – Quantum is aiming to change this, one home at a time!
Old Windows Require Maintenance
Wooden window frames are common in older houses and require yearly maintenance. Painting and refinishing wooden window frames is necessary to avoid rot. Wood is a natural material and shrinks and expands with changes in temperature and humidity. This can cause cracked paint and warped window frames. Warped window frames cannot form a tight seal and therefore allow drafts to occur. Ever wonder why drafts feel the strongest near a window, even when it’s closed? The simple reason is that the natural tendency for thermal exchange between environments of different temperatures is intensified when a tight seal does not exist. With wooden window frames changing shape with the seasons, it becomes nearly impossible for them to maintain a tight seal.
Drafty Windows Cost More
You may have noticed some drafts in your home and your immediate thought may be to just leave them as they are because you don’t have the budget to replace them, currently. However, keeping drafty windows in place, especially during a time of changing temperatures like early spring, means that you will be throwing money out the window, figuratively speaking! Every time you run the furnace to keep your home warm, some of that warmed up air will leak out of the house through the drafty windows, and cold air from outside will rush in to replace it. Likewise, when the temperatures rise, your air conditioner will be working overtime to cool down your home, only to be sending some of that blissfully cool air directly outside through drafty window frames! This means your energy bill will be higher than it has to be. New vinyl windows can help you save on your heating and cooling bills throughout the year.
There is a Solution
Wooden windows have their fair share of problems, but there is a solution! Vinyl windows by Quantum Windows and Doors – they require no yearly maintenance and come in a huge variety of styles, colours, shapes and sizes! Take a few things off your yearly spring cleaning to-do list with brand new windows that are virtually maintenance free, and easy to clean! Since vinyl is a synthetic material, it does not warp or expand with changes in humidity or temperature – your vinyl windows will maintain their tight seal through the worst of Canadian weather, including snowstorms, heavy rain and blistering summers.
Make the call Today
Contact Quantum for a free, in-home, no-obligation estimate. A qualified professional will come to your home, take exact measurements and help to answer any and all questions you may have about replacing your windows. Whether there are a few problematic windows or you are looking to replace the windows on your entire second floor, for example, we have exactly what you are looking for, with a wide selection of bay windows, single- or double-hung windows, picture windows and more! Call now to book your estimate!