3 Reasons Why It Is Important to Maintain Your Window Screens

At Seacoast Replacement Windows, we know how important it is to have sturdy and long-lasting screens in the Greater Plaistow area. The screens are crucial in keeping mosquitos and wasps from coming into your house when you open your windows in the summer. They also stop flies flying into your kitchen. Preventing pests from entering your home is only one of the reasons why you should maintain your window screens, here are a few more reasons to pay attention to.

Increases Curb Appeal. According to the Zillow April 2017 Market Report, “the national median home value has passed its bubble-era peak. None of the country’s top 35 metro areas saw a drop in home values.” With the real estate market getting hotter, a homeowner might be tempted to sell a home and a real estate agent might suggest a replacement of all your screens. Real estate agents know that well maintained and clean screens will make a good impression to potential home buyers. If the dirty or damaged screens are displayed, it might lead to potential buyers wonder, where else is damaged in the house.

Heat Loss. As an experienced window installation contractor in New Hampshire and North Shore Massachusetts, we know that in order to reduce heat loss, the coating on the glass, the argon or krypton gas between each glass pane, and the insulation in the window frames all work together. In addition to that, your screens help too. The screens will prevent any pests getting and damage your frames.

Damage From the Weather. Screens help keep out rainwater and reduce the amount of rain continually pounding your window. It also lowers the chance of mold developing because mold can appear with a small amount of moisture.

Contact a Window Replacement Specialist in New Hampshire

If you need a window replacement in the Plaistow area, contact window replacement specialists, Seacoast Replacement Windows today. We are dedicated to providing the best customer service possible from the beginning of the process right through the installation. We even offer after sale service that is unparalleled in the home improvement industry. Seacoast Replacement Windows is proud to serve Plaistow, Salem, Derry, Portsmouth, Hampton, Seabrook, NH, Haverhill, Newburyport, Amesbury, Methuen, Lawrence, MA.





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Why Double Hung Windows Become Drafty

Spring is finally here in Plaistow, NH and the New England area. After a long winter, many homeowners are now considering replacing their windows. There are many reasons for replacing your windows and one of the biggest reason is because their window has become drafty. Having a fully sealed window means a lower energy bill and a cozier room. So, it’s highly recommended to fix the problem as soon as possible.

Why Double Hung Windows Become Drafty in New Hampshire

All windows might become drafty with time but some windows are more vulnerable due to circumstances like the type of windows, weather, and weatherstripping. If you have single pane windows instead of double panes, then it is highly recommended to switch to double hungs or even triple hungs to stop your windows being drafty. Another reason is the sashes can shrink and wear out with time, and cold air come in around the frame. Also, the gaskets, caulk, and weatherstripping can wear out and crack with time, thus the window cannot close completely.

How to Fix Your Drafty Windows Short Term

In order tighten up old, drafty windows immediately, you can install weatherstripping by removing any cracked weatherstripping. Then, cut the plastic rope to the proper length and place it to both sashes. Another fix is to seal off drafts with shrink film. If you are not going to open your windows during the winter, you can cover them with plastic sheeting placed wit double-sided tape. The film will shrink and act as a buffer against drafts when warmed with a hair dryer.

Long Term Solution to Fix Drafty Windows

When you have the time and finance to fix your drafty window permanently, it is highly recommended to replace it with a new one that uses modern frame materials and can be conveniently cleaned.

Contact Seacoast Replacement Windows for Double Hung Window Installation Today

If you live in the Plaistow, New Hampshire or North Shore Massachusetts areas, Seacoast Replacement Windows is your number one source for replacement double hung windows. We sell and install double hungs, bay and bows, casement windows and more. We also offer a free consultation when you are ready to replace your drafty windows. Seacoast Replacement Windows are proud to serve the Seacoast Region, Haverhill, Merrimac, Amesbury, Newburyport, Methuen and more.