‘Tis the Season for Drafty Windows

Get out the roll of tape, the hairdryer, and the shrink wrap. Is it time to wrap presents for the holidays? Nope! If you live in the Midwest, chances are you’re trying to fight drafty windows.

Many of our customers resort to the “tape and plastic” method when they attempt to stave off the blustery Wisconsin winter cold. Unfortunately, plastic and tape isn’t the best solution for drafty windows. It’s unsightly, renders your windows unopenable, and well, frankly it’s a big pain for a solution that’s not so effective. If you’re feeling the chill, here’s why you should consider window replacement to fix your drafty windows.

‘Tis The Season: Signs of Drafty Windows

How do you know if your windows are drafty? Besides the obvious “feel” of drafty windows, another sign that the seals are no longer working is the appearance of condensation in between the panes. Windows, being made of glass, are heat (and cold) conductors. Just because you don’t feel a strong draft from the window doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t an energy suck.

Do you need to put on an extra pair of socks when you’re watching a movie on the couch? Do you haul out your supply of blankets when the weather turns cold outside? Remember heat rises and cold air drops to the floor. If your feet are cold, that’s a good sign your windows aren’t working as well as they should.


For more signs of drafty windows, like sun damage, sealant and glazing changes, and faded trim, see our video below.

 


Drafty windows aren’t a problem limited to older homes. In fact, many homes built in the last few decades need window replacement as well. It’s not uncommon to see better windows in older homes because, well, frankly the craftsmanship was better. Nowadays we often see windows that need replacement after 10, and sometimes even 5 years!

With Weather Tight, you’ll rest easy after investing in new, energy efficient windows. Windows are an instant facelift for your home. Not only will you add curb appeal and improve the look of your house, but you’ll save money on energy bills and heating costs too. We stand behind our work, so there are no worries with Weather Tight.

Our replacement windows come with a non-prorated warranty for as long as you live in your home. We also offer a lifetime service guarantee while you own your house. Our unparalleled warranty protects your investment for years to come. No more drafty windows and high heating bills—just beautiful, easy-to-open, draft-free windows for your house or condo.

Does Putting Plastic on Your Windows Work?

The tried and true solution of putting sheets of plastic on your windows isn’t always the best answer to combat drafty windows. Even in the best of conditions, the plastic doesn’t seal airtight. The tape doesn’t stick well to the panes and may even damage your trim and sealant.

We mentioned the obvious drawbacks of plastic—which, all in all—makes plastic on your windows a solution that won’t combat drafts efficiently. Hauling out space heaters and piling on the blankets is no way to live. In fact, space heaters can even be dangerous! And cranking up the thermostat is simply costing you more money and not getting to the root of the problem.

Efficient thermal pane windows are a much better problem-solver when it comes to cold air in your home. Thermal pane windows don’t have large spaces between the panes like non-thermal older storm windows do. There’s no moisture build up between the panes and they won’t suck energy and heat out of your room. The most efficient windows are also filled with insulating Argon gas, which is 40% denser than air and keeps temperatures steady. Weather Tight windows are coated with up to eight layers of microscopic metals. This greatly helps with the regulation of temperature and makes the windows extremely efficient.

We recommend Weather Tight triple pane windows to most Wisconsin homeowners because they are the best suited for our climate. With multiple pieces of glass, these windows are highly efficient. They keep the heat in and the cold out all winter long. Our windows can be customized to fit and enhance the look of your home. Windows are also only as good as their install. With our installation team that is fully trained, we trust that your windows will be installed with no gaps, spaces, or places to allow that drafty breeze to come through.

Not to mention that new windows are beautiful. They’re easy to open and clean. When spring comes, you’ll be ready to let in the fresh air right away. You won’t need to spend another precious Saturday pulling the plastic back down and scraping tape off the trim.

Is Winter a Bad Time to Replace Windows?

Don't wait until winter hits to get those drafty windows replaces - the sooner, the better

Typically, when drafty windows are too much to bear, customers give us a call. But with unpredictable Wisconsin winter weather, the best time to call is long before you can see your breath in your living room. Unfortunately, we all procrastinate, so chances are when the weather was warm, you may have forgotten how much drafty windows affect your quality of life in the winter.

Not to worry though, window replacement can be done any time of year! Weather Tight installation techs work year-round to replace your windows. In fact, the process is relatively painless and is done quickly, room by room. You won’t end up with a hole in the wall overnight, waiting for the installer to come back tomorrow. We take every precaution, such as shutting doors and working on one window at a time, to ensure the process is painless and simple.

If you’re putting off window replacement, don’t wait! The best time for window replacement is now. You’ll add value to your home and start saving money on your energy bills right away—something everyone appreciates in the winter.

Drafty windows lower the temperature in your house significantly and raise your heating bill in the winter months.  Every degree you turn down on your thermostat in the winter can save you 1% on your energy bill. That adds up quickly in the cold months, especially when drafty windows have you turning up the thermostat. By replacing drafty windows you’ll see real savings, fast.

Time and time again we’re told by homeowners how much new windows improve their quality of life, comfort, and happiness in their home. Windows are a great investment to increase your curb appeal, lower your energy bill, and make life easier (and warmer).

If you’re hauling blankets out of the closet, grabbing those extra socks, and wrestling with the plastic and tape, it’s time to give us a call! We’ll help you decide on a window replacement plan that fits your needs and your budget. We service residential and light commercial customers in 10 counties throughout Southern Wisconsin. If your windows are giving you a chill, we’ll help you find the best solution.

Call us today to learn more about how replacement windows will solve your draft issues and improve your quality of life.


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Everyone Loves BOGO!

One is The Loneliest Number…

BOGO- Buy One Get One… an offer you can’t or  surely shouldn’t pass on! We have all taken advantage of a steal when we stumble onto one, because who are you kidding, two is always better than one! More for less? Yes, PLEASE! When you find those really sweet deals that you just can’t say no to it’s a no brainer! For instance, a deal like Buy One Get One at your favorite shoe store or your favorite locale burrito joint.

I don’t know about you – but I very rarely can pass up a BOGO deal… on well, anything really (unless it’s a head ache)! BOGO is a deal that really gets you more bang for you buck- & that is why here at Weather Tight, we BOGO with the best of them!

A Window of Opportunity

We know that summer is busy & with summer comes, sunshine, lazy days out by the pool & heat! When summer heats up, so do we- & if you are anything like me sometimes I just need a quick 15 minutes in the air conditioned house to cool down. You know about that summer sizzle I speak of! Wisconsin summers have a reputation for being hot, humid & often unrelenting. Do you know what else can be unrelenting…? A summer electric bill! 

In case you weren’t aware- it is not cheap to heat or air condition our homes. Summer is a bit more pricey for those using the A/C during these months. So why not save money on your energy bill& build a nice cushion in your bank account instead? If you have outdated or failing windows in your home- (I am looking at you) you are spending more money than you need to every summer on your energy bill. Energy efficient windows that are in working order in the home are one of the biggest money savers a home owner could ever invest in. So, stop cooling the yard & start putting those saved pennies back in your account by switching to Weather Tight windows… or wait.. isn’t that how it goes?

Buy One Get One- the Bigger the Project- the Bigger the Savings

We aren’t just talking windows either my friend! Weather Tight’s exclusive BOGO offer can be bundled so that you can take the most away from the deal! If you are looking to get a new roof or give your home face lift with all new siding- it qualifies as a BOGO bundle package! 

Don’t put off your home remodeling project- To find out more on how you can take this deal all the way to the bank, visit us online to schedule your free in-home estimate or give one of our Weather Tight team members a call to get someone out today! You won’t regret it, we promise!
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Everyone Loves a Good BOGO!

More for less? Yes, PLEASE! When you find those really sweet deals that you just can’t say no to, it’s a no brainer! For instance, a deal like Buy One Get One at your favorite shoe store or your favorite locale burrito joint is something none of us would pass up, am I right?
I don’t know about you – but I very rarely can pass up a BOGO deal… on well, anything really (unless it’s a head ache)! BOGO is a deal that really gets you more bang for your buck- & that is why here, at Weather Tight, we BOGO with the best of them!

Weather Tight $25k Home Makeover Sweepstakes- A Winner Every Month!

But did you know that in addition to entering our yearly sweepstakes – you are also signed up to be in the running to be selected as a monthly winner? Well, just in case you didn’t, let me tell you how it works!

Diamond Kote Siding – Upgrade Your Home Today!

Diamond Kote offers a wood option to our customers, with the benefit of superior durability, as it is treated wood with an innovative pre-finish for exterior siding. The color selection is diverse, using natural occurring colorants extracted from raw materials. Natural pigments don’t fade over time, ensuring a fade free home!

Say Thank You To Your Mom

Mother’s Day is a day in which we celebrate the moms in our lives. Mother’s Day is an ode to the strength, courage, resilience, & the deep love within the women who gave life to us. Weather Tight Corporation wanted to take a moment to wish each & every mom (whether it is by birth, adoption, or just a role in another individuals lives) out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. We know just how hard being a mom can be, though this task does not go unnoticed.

Don’t Get Tripped Up When The Clocks Spring Ahead!

Daylight Savings Time is set to begin this month on Sunday, March 11th at 2am. This means when the clock strikes 2am- suddenly it will be 3am. To avoid waking up with an extremely late start to everything – best to set your clocks ahead before heading to bed Sunday night. Those whom rely on clocks that auto-update, we salute you! For those who don’t, try setting a reminder in your phone to help you remember the change!

Firesafe Door Importance – A Topic You Should be Talking About!

When it comes to protecting your family when life brings the unexpected, Weather Tight has you in mind. Our Fire-Rated Doors provide you security, with appeal! There is nothing that comes before the safety of our loved ones. Le us help you secure a safer tomorrow..TODAY!

Help For Hannah

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Here at Weather Tight, we are like family.  And when one of our own is going through hard times- we all rally together to help.

Hannah- one of our Service Writers- has been open about her fight against Breast Cancer. If you are a customer of our and have needed service on your product you may of spoken with her as she is a member of the service team.  She cares deeply about her job, she cares about her health, she cares about her children, and she works very hard.

Hannah is recently undergoing treatment for her cancer & even with insurance—deductibles, fees, time off work, and raising a family- can cause financial burdens that no one should ever have to deal with. Tod & Todd—and the rest of Weather Tight—want to stand next to Hannah as she continues to fight to kick cancers butt! We will be holding a benefit at Weather Tight on September 23rd (Saturday) from 12-5. All are welcomed & we are expecting a good turnout and a fun event.  If you know anyone who would like to make a raffle or silent auction donation- they can contact Erin (erin@weathertightcorp.com). Any & all donations are welcomed & we appreciate any businesses that want to pitch in for an amazing woman & cause.

Weather Tight has also set up a GoFundMe.com page for Hannah. Monetary donations can be made there as well.

https://www.gofundme.com/gyp9fe-help-for-hannah

We appreciate your support of the Weather Tight family!

Matterhorn Metal Roofing- The experts on top!

Metal roofing has taken the exterior remodeling world by storm. This relatively new product is one that is innovative, eco-friendly, & reliable, while offering appreciable versatility. Now, if you are like me, I am a little tight on the checkbook. Sometimes I need a little (ok a lot) of convincing to justify spending a pretty penny on anything. I know, I know- talking about purchasing a new roof for our home can trigger a slight panic where our brain starts rapid firing S.O.S distress signals! On the contrary- a metal roof will not only provide you an unmatched appeal, it also won’t cost you a fortune!