Good window insulation is an additional factor in saving energy. This saving is of the order of 15%. And when we talk about energy saving, we are referring, of course, to the reduction of the amount of the bill. Unfortunately, very few people are concerned about insulating their windows. If you want to further insulate your window, find out here how to insulate its contours.
Choosing the right joinery
There is a wide variety of materials that make up window carpentry. They are of non-equivalent quality. For successful insulation of the contours of the windows, it is essential to choose these materials that will make the window frame.
The wooden frame
It is both inexpensive and very aesthetically pleasing. The wood is processed in the factory in order to optimize its efficiency in terms of thermal and acoustic insulation. This does not prevent wood from being a fragile material that must be regularly maintained. So as an expert in residential caulking, Calfeutrage Élite advises against it to its customers who reside in areas very prone to significant weather.
The PVC frame
We believe that this is the material with the best quality/price ratio. The PVC frame is elite carpentry. In fact, it is both very efficient and economical. Its price range is the same as that of the wooden frame. Except that this material does not require much maintenance and is very durable.
Before proceeding to window caulking, we proceed to check the thermal and acoustic efficiency (Uw coefficient) of the PVC frame. The reason is that there are several variants of this material.
The aluminum chassis
It is both ecological and solid. Its insulation efficiency is good, but not up to par with those of the previous two materials. This seems paradoxical since it is a robust material. However, it is recyclable and aesthetically pleasing. This is the reason why people choose this type of frame for windows in energy-efficient homes. Although less efficient than other materials, the aluminum chassis is the most expensive of the three.
Choosing the right seals
For a perfect residential caulking at the windows, the choice of joints must be done with great care. Indeed, the seals improve the tightness of the frames used to play the role of insulating the contours of the windows. Air and humidity will have a hard time finding faults through which to enter the house. When it comes to insulation joints, there are several kinds.
This type of seal is inexpensive and easy to install. Indeed, it has an adhesive strip that allows it to easily adapt to any structure. However, the foam seal requires periodic replacement of at least 2 years. The reason is that it promotes the development of mold.
Due to its robustness, the metal seal has good insulation efficiency. Unfortunately, this type of joint is not within the reach of all budgets. And its cost is not really equivalent to its insulation performance. At Calfeutrage Élite, we rarely recommend the metal seal to our customers.
It is undoubtedly the seal that offers the best insulation at the level of the windows. Malleable at will, the silicone seal adapts very well to the contours of the windows on which it is installed. In this way, it effectively makes the window waterproof and airtight. These two elements no longer find loopholes to enter the houses through the window.
Use an expert in window contour insulation
The insulation of window contours is not limited to the right choice of materials such as the frame and seals. It is also necessary to install these two devices well. In this regard, it is preferable to use the services of a professional.
In Greater Montreal, Calfeutrage Élite is the best company for such interventions. The reason is that we have been around for several years and know what type of material to use depending on the context of the work. We most often use the PVC frame for framing. As for the seal, our choice is the silicone seal.
Calfeutrage Élite often advises its customers to carry out a regular check of the insulation of the contours of their windows. Thus, they will be able to carry out the replacement in time so as not to lose energy. And when it comes to renewing contour insulation, we are true experts.