“You know you’re from Colorado if you plan your Halloween costume around your winter coat.” Regardless of the fact that the last few years have brought warmer Halloween nights here in the metro area, this old adage is still in the forefront of all of our minds. October has been an up and down, warm and cold, and blustery month so far, and as we creep closer to Halloween, we need to start preparing our homes for the colder weather. If you haven’t thought about it already, it isn’t too late to assess your home’s windows and replace them if necessary. In fact, we have three reasons why you actually need to have your windows replaced before the cold weather hits.

3 Reasons to Replace Your Windows Before Winter

Energy Efficiency

New windows can go a long way towards helping to ensure that your home is energy efficient this winter. Older windows have too many spaces where warm air on the inside can escape into the frigid air outside. New windows will help to better trap the warm air all winter long, meaning your furnace won’t have to work as hard to keep your house heated. This is also excellent news for your monthly energy bill.

Prevent Damage

As temperatures rise and fall throughout the winter, the materials of your home expand and contract. If your windows are damaged or poorly sealed, they can contribute to damaging your home as it shifts with the temperature changes. If you need new windows, it is better to have them installed before the temperatures begin to drop.

Curb Appeal

Old or damaged windows wreck curb appeal. If you have relatives coming into town for the holidays, the last thing you want to worry about is your home’s exterior making a bad impression. Imagine the looks on their smiling faces when they see those holiday decorations adorning your brand new windows? And imagine how proud your parents will be when you mention how much those new windows are helping your save on your energy bill.

For all of your window installation needs this fall, contact Airtight Exteriors here in Lakewood. We have served the Denver metro area for nearly 20 years and we know what it takes to provide your Colorado home with the best.