Drafty Windows ?
After decades of replacement window marketing, wood windows have become the Boogieman of heat loss. Ask any independent energy consultant, and they will tell you windows account for 10-15% of a building's heat loss. Unlike replacement windows, wood windows are not complicated and can easily be made more efficient. To increase efficiency, we need first to understand where exactly cold air enters and warm air escapes. Four common areas of cold air entering and warm air escaping are the head, sill, stile, and meeting rail.
Go to any hardware store or home center, and there is an endless supply of short-term solutions including, caulk, foam, vinyl gaskets, and lots of plastic. Richardson window works specialize in long term weatherstripping solutions that address the four common areas of wood window heat loss. Contact us today and let us help save your original wood windows.