When preparing your home for winter weather, removing your window screens may be the last thing you want to do. It’s understandable – after all, screens can be difficult to remove and safe storage isn’t always assured. There are several important reasons, however, for why you should consider removing window screens yearly to protect your home and improve its energy efficiency.
Sprague Construction Roofing, your trusted residential roofing and window contractor, shares three advantages of doing this.
It allows more natural light and heat into your spaces. During the months when sunlight is in short supply, it helps to let as much natural light and heat as possible inside your home. Removing screens on windows increases the amount of natural sunlight that enters your spaces, which also increases the temperature.
It helps lower your utility bills. The last thing you would want is to spend more on heating systems this season. Window screens tend to block solar heat from the sun, causing your rooms to stay chilly throughout winter. As a result, you’ll spend more on heating. By letting expert window and roofing contractors safely remove your window screens, you won’t just enjoy lower bills; you can also increase the coziness of your home.
It helps prevent trapped snow on windows. When left attached to your windows for an extended period, they will trap snow, resulting in moisture damage around your units. This will affect not just the glass, but also the frame, sill, and sashes. Removing the screens will prevent such damage from happening.
If you need help with your windows this winter, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Sprague Construction Roofing. Aside from window services, we also provide quality residential and commercial roofing services for local homeowners. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (307) 269-0998 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Cody, WY, Fort Collins, CO, and the surrounding Colorado communities.