If you’re like most South Shore homeowners, one of the parts you really dread about the wintertime is the fuel oil bill. It sure feels like it costs a small fortune to keep the family home comfortable during our long, cold winters. There are many things you can do to help reduce the amount of fuel it takes to keep the house warm. Today, we’re going to focus on a very common problem that’s often overlooked but which can have a tremendous impact on your home’s energy efficiency: cracked or damaged windows.
What’s the problem with broken windows?
Listen, life happens. A bird flies into the window, the lawn mower kicks up a rock, or some mysterious event occurs and all of a sudden, you’ve got a cracked or damaged window. Everyone’s life is busy, and window glass replacement seems like kind of a hassle, so that cracked window just gets ignored. You learn to live with the damage, maybe even thinking it’s not a big deal.
Here’s the bad news: cracked windows let in a lot of cold air. That very common estimate you see thrown around that leaky windows can result in the loss of up to 40% of a home’s heat doesn’t take into account significantly cracked or broken windows. When your windows are in this state, you can be losing more than half of your heat into the great outdoors.
This means for every dollar you’re paying for heat, more than 50 cents is totally wasted. To reduce the amount of money you’re spending, you want to stop trying to heat up the outdoors. One easy, cost-effective way to start improving this situation immediately is to have those cracked or damaged windows repaired.
What is window glass replacement?
Window glass replacement is the repair option available when the window frame is still in good condition, but the pane of glass is cracked or broken. To effect window glass replacement, a technician from the South Shore glass company will come to your home with a pane of glass that’s the exact match of the broken glass. The old glass is removed from the frame and the new pane of glass is installed. Immediately, your home will look much better and well-cared for. Also, you’re going to notice a lot fewer cold drafts and see the savings on your energy bill.