Cold Weather Windows

As the chill of winter sets in, keeping your home warm should become a top priority – you need cold weather windows. Windows play a crucial role in maintaining a comfortable indoor environment, as they let the cold in or keep the warmth in. To ensure your home remains cosy throughout the chilly months, consider these four essential tips to optimise your windows for the cold weather.


1. Use Double Glazing

One of the most effective ways to improve your home’s insulation is by installing double-glazed windows. Double glazing involves two panes of glass separated by a layer of gas or air. This design significantly reduces heat loss compared to single-pane windows. The trapped layer of air or gas acts as an insulator, keeping the cold air out and the warm air in.

Double Glazed Windows

Benefits of Double Glazing:

  • Enhanced Insulation: This keeps your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
  • Energy Efficiency: Reduces your heating bills by minimizing heat loss.
  • Noise Reduction: Lessens external noise, creating a quieter indoor environment.
  • Condensation Control: Helps prevent condensation, which can lead to mould and mildew.



2. Upgrade to Thermally Improved Window Frames

While the glass itself is crucial, the frame around your windows also plays a vital role in insulation. Thermally improved window frames, which can feature improvements to benefit efficiency like thermally broken frames and inline reveals, provide superior thermal performance.


What Are Thermally Broken Frames?

Thermally broken frames include a non-metallic barrier between the inside and outside sections. This barrier reduces the transfer of heat and cold through the frame, making your windows more energy efficient.

Benefits of Thermally Improved Frames:

  • Better Insulation: Minimises heat transfer, keeping your home warmer.
  • Reduced Condensation: Lowers the risk of condensation forming on the frames.
  • Enhanced Comfort: Reduces drafts and cold spots near windows.



3. Use Weather Stripping & Caulking

Gaps and cracks around your windows can let cold air in and warm air out, leading to increased heating costs and discomfort. Weather stripping and caulking are simple yet effective solutions to seal these gaps and improve your home’s insulation.

Tips for Effective Sealing:

  • Weather Stripping: Apply weather stripping to movable parts of your windows, such as the sash and frame, to create a tight seal.
  • Caulking: Use caulk to fill gaps and cracks around the window frame and where the frame meets the wall. Choose a caulk suitable for outdoor use to withstand weather conditions.

By implementing these tips, you can enhance the warmth and comfort of your home this winter. Double glazing, thermally improved window frames, replacing aging windows, and using weather stripping and caulking are all effective ways to keep the cold out and the warmth in. For expert advice and high-quality window solutions, contact our team today and ensure your home stays cosy all winter long.



4. Replacing Ageing Windows

Signs You Need to Replace Your Windows:

  • Drafts: Feeling cold air coming through the window even when closed.
  • Condensation: Frequent condensation between the panes or on the inside of the window.
  • Difficulty Operating: Windows that are hard to open, close, or lock.
  • Visible Damage: Cracked frames, broken glass, or warping.


Benefits of New Windows:

  • Improved Insulation: Modern windows offer better insulation, reducing heat loss.
  • Energy Savings: Lower heating bills due to increased efficiency.
  • Enhanced Curb Appeal: New windows can improve the look of your home.
  • Increased Home Value: Energy-efficient upgrades can add value to your property.



Keep Warm With Thermal Star™

Upgrade your home’s insulation and efficiency this winter with the Thermal Star™ range of aluminium windows and doors from Southern Star Aluminium Windows. Designed with thermally improved frames (featuring thermally broken frames in the Thermal Star™ 350 Series), efficient inline reveals, and standard double glazing, the Thermal Star™ range offers the perfect solution to transform your home into a cozy winter haven. Talk to our team today and experience the warmth and energy savings that come with energy efficient windows.

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