Storm Season Myths Debunked – Protecting Your Windows


Ah, Indiana storm season. It brings much-needed rain, vibrant sunsets, and the occasional heart-stopping weather event. At Exteriors by Window Makeover, we understand the concerns that come with these powerful storms, especially when it comes to protecting your windows.  But before you start nailing boards across your frames, let’s debunk some common myths and set the record straight on how to properly safeguard your windows during stormy weather.

Myth #1: Closing My Curtains Will Protect My Windows

Curtains might add a touch of coziness during a storm, but they offer little to no protection against strong winds, hail, or flying debris. Upgraded windows, on the other hand, are built with durable materials and advanced sealing to withstand the elements.

Myth #2: Opening My Windows During a Storm Will Help Equalize Pressure

This is a dangerous misconception!  Opening windows during a storm can create a vacuum effect, potentially sucking debris, and even entire windows outwards. Modern windows are designed to maintain proper pressure balance within your home, keeping you and your belongings safe.

Myth #3: My Old Windows Can Handle a Few Storms

While older windows might have served you well for years, they may not be equipped to handle the increasingly severe weather patterns we’re experiencing.  Outdated windows with brittle frames and worn seals are more susceptible to leaks, drafts, and damage from windblown debris.

Protect Your Home the Right Way – Invest in Upgraded Windows

At Exteriors by Window Makeover, we believe in proactive protection. Upgrading your windows to modern, high-quality options is the best way to safeguard your home during storm season.

Here’s how:

•Enhanced Durability: Modern windows are built with strong frames and impact-resistant glass, designed to withstand heavy rain, hail, and strong winds. They provide significant peace of mind knowing your windows can weather the storm.
•Superior Sealing: Outdated windows often leak around the frames, allowing water to seep in and potentially cause damage. Modern windows feature advanced weatherstripping and sealing technology, significantly reducing the risk of leaks during heavy downpours.
•Peace of Mind: Knowing your windows are up to the task of protecting your home from the elements allows you to relax and enjoy the storm (from a safe distance, of course!). Modern windows or restored windows offer peace of mind, year-round.

Don’t Wait Until the Next Storm Hits!

At Exteriors by Window Makeover, we offer a wide variety of window options and restoration designed to specifically address the challenges of our local weather. Our experienced team will assess your needs, recommend the right window restoration or even window replacement if needed for your home, and handle the entire installation process with professionalism and expertise. Contact Exteriors by Window Makeover today for a free consultation! Let us help you transform your windows from a storm season worry into a source of confidence and peace of mind.

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