Beat the Heat: Common Window Issues in the Summer Months

Summer is a time of sunshine, warmth, and longer days, but it also brings its fair share of challenges for homeowners. Windows, in particular, can present some common issues during the summer months. In this blog post, we will explore these challenges and provide practical solutions to help you keep your home cool, comfortable, and energy-efficient all summer long.

Drafts and Air Leakage

Drafts around windows can compromise the energy efficiency of your home and make it harder to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
Weatherstripping: Inspect the weatherstripping around your windows and replace any worn-out or damaged strips. Apply adhesive-backed weatherstripping to seal gaps and prevent air leakage.
Caulking: Use caulk to seal any cracks or gaps between the window frames and the wall. This will help prevent warm air from infiltrating your home and keep the cool air inside.

Solar Heat Gain

Windows can allow excessive solar heat to enter your home, causing discomfort and increasing the workload on your air conditioning system.
Window Treatments: Install window treatments such as blinds, shades, or curtains to block direct sunlight. Opt for light-colored or reflective materials that can reflect the sun’s rays and reduce heat gain.
Window Films: Apply solar control window films to your windows. These films can reduce the amount of solar heat transmitted into your home while allowing natural light to pass through.

Condensation

Condensation can form on windows due to the temperature difference between the hot, humid air outside and the cooler air-conditioned air inside.
Proper Ventilation: Ensure that your home has adequate ventilation to reduce humidity levels. Use exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms to remove excess moisture.
Dehumidifiers: Consider using a dehumidifier to maintain optimal humidity levels in your home, especially in areas prone to high humidity.

By addressing common window issues during the summer months, you can create a more comfortable living environment while also reducing your energy consumption. Window Makeover is here to keep your home cool and offer solutions so you are comfortable all summer long.

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