Winter is coming and will be here with its share of very low temperatures during the day and at night. Now is the time to improve the energy performance of your home. Often, to carry out such work, large sums of money have to be paid. Fortunately, there are simple and affordable methods to optimize the insulation of exits such as windows without having to change them. Calfeutrage Elite presents some of them here.
Renovation of window seals
When your window caulking fails, you will know it thanks to several signs including the feeling of cold which becomes even stronger than usual. If this failure is definitely a fact, you can correct it by renovating the joints placed around the window glazing. This renovation work will not cost you much. However, you need to make sure you choose the right joints.
On the market, you will find the category of striking joints including silicone gasket. Like joints in its category, the latter is arranged between the frame and the window jambs. It fills the space between the carpentry and the window pieces. Thus, the heat losses of the dwelling are reduced.
There are also glazing joints. They are arranged between the carpentry and the glazing. Their role is to prevent the infiltration of drafts.
Installation of an overglazing film on the window
To insulate your window without changing it, you can double the insulating plastic. This very affordable product comes in the form of a plastic film that tightens in a high heat environment. It is placed on the glazing. You can put it either inside or outside depending on the model you have purchased.
Experts in residential caulking, we thoroughly clean the glazing before installing the plastic film. The installation is done by gradually removing the protective film. After laying it, it must be heated by means of a hair dryer. This strengthens the adhesion between the plastic film and the glass. It will create between them, a thin layer of air. The latter increases the thermal insulation of the glass.
Installation of overglazing on the window
This operation consists of installing additional insulating glass on the old window. It is a solution that is ideal for windows with single glazing. This installation of additional glazing will not make the window a true double-glazed window. However, this will provide better insulation than simple glazing. The heat losses of the house will be reduced.
When requested, Calfeutrage Elite offers its customers several kinds of overglazing. The most commonly used window overglazing is:
- fixed glazing;
- removable glazing;
- opening glazing;
- Overglazing in kit.
For such work, we also offer two different window profiles. These are PVC and aluminum. They go well with a PVC, aluminum or wood window.
Replacement of window leaves
Window leaves are not eternal elements. They also lose their effectiveness either by damaging themselves or by presenting deviations. This affects the acoustic and thermal insulation of windows. To regain the performance of the insulation of your windows, it is best to change them. However, if your budget does not allow to finance such a complete replacement, change only the leaves.
Expert in residential caulking, our company takes into account the needs of its customers as well as their ability to finance complete renovation work. Thus, we most often offer them a simple replacement of leaves that offers them the same quality of insulation as a new window.
Placing curtains on windows
Curtains are very simple and affordable ways to increase window insulation. For this, choose insulating curtains, because they have the ability to reflect cold temperatures to the outside. You will recognize this type of curtains by their greater thickness than that of conventional curtains. You can choose models that are both insulating and blackout.
However, it should be noted that if your windows have seriously lost their performance in terms of thermal / acoustic insulation, these curtains are not suitable solutions. You should consider using other means or simply renovating the windows. Calfeutrage Elite will take care of installing new high-performance insulating windows.
Installation of roller shutters
Faced with a loss of performance of your window caulking, you can install roller or swing shutters. The latter offer great interior comfort. By obscuring the light, they will allow you to preserve your privacy while keeping you warm. They create a barrier between the window and the outside and also block external noise. It is a relatively affordable solution due to the type of roller/swing shutters chosen.