Winter is here and many people are feeling the cold because their homes aren't adequately equipped to retain heat. Some of your home's heat is lost through doors and windows and this can really make keeping your home warm difficult. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to prevent this heat loss and keep your house toasty warm.
Tint your windows
Home window tinting is an excellent way to help keep the heat inside. A thin, tinted membrane is applied to the surface of the glass which provides an extra layer of insulation and also reflects light and heat. The tinting can be done by a mobile window tinting service which will come to your home, and the tinting can be cut to fit any sized or shaped windows.
Window tinting is great for the summer months too. It provides UV protection from the harsh summer sun, and also reduces the glare and heat of the hot weather from penetrating your windows. It also means that your carpets, furniture, and curtains won't be faded by the sunlight.
Install insulated blinds and curtains
Although any types of blinds and curtains will offer some resistance to heat loss, the properly insulated varieties will provide a much more effective thermal barrier to trap in heat. They are lined with a specialised polyurethane coating which acts in exactly the same way as the insulation that is used in a house's walls and ceiling.
Insulated blinds also work very well in summer to block out the sun's heat and keep your home cool. The insulated lining also blocks out light which is especially handy in summer when the sun rises very early and sets late.
Install window shutters
Shutters are a very practical way of insulating your windows. They come in a large range of attractive styles and colours so you're sure to find some that suit your decor. Louvered shutters are excellent because you can adjust the louvers to allow the warming sunlight in through the day and then maintain the warmth of your home in the evening.
Shutters are excellent for protecting your home from storm damage, such as flying debris or broken tree branches. They also add extra security to your home and will prevent burglars from smashing windows to enter your home.
Using one, or a combination of all, of these measures you will ensure that your home stays warm this winter. You will also save a considerable amount on your heating and electricity costs, which is always a warming thought. Learn more by contacting companies like Sundown Window Tinting.