At long last, the summer is finally on its way! Only a few more weeks, and you’ll be spending weekends at the beach or the cottage, working on your suntan and soaking up those summer rays. While the summer is a beautiful time of year, it can also be hot, humid, and sticky. If your house doesn’t have the proper insulation, you could experience an uncomfortable and expensive summer. The hotter it gets, the higher you’ll have to turn up your air conditioner, which means costly utility bills.
We’re Casa Bella Windows & Doors, and insulation and installation are our specialties. We manufacture and install windows in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Our commitment to excellence has earned us 5 Best of Homes Stars Awards in the past 5 Years. Nothing is as important to us as our customers’ comfort and well-being. As fellow homeowners, we understand how critical quality is when it comes to renovating. It’s an investment that you’ll want to last a long time.
We’ve built our company of over 60 years on delivering trust, service, and outstanding quality to everything we do. Our experienced and professional window installers are trained to deliver precisely those promises when installing your new seasonal windows. To help you prepare for the upcoming months of heatwaves and sizzling temperatures, check out our guide to insulating your home for the summer.
Apply Weatherstripping to Your Windows
Weatherstripping your windows and doors from the outside elements is important to do at any time of year (especially here in Canada), and it will protect your house from the blistering summer heat. Weatherstripping is something we always recommend to customers because not only will it protect your home’s interior from unpredictable or severe weather conditions, but it will also save you money on your utility bills costs.
If you currently have poor window installation and low-grade weatherstripping in your windows, the refreshing, cool air from your AC will leak out of your home through tiny cracks and holes. When the cold air escapes, you’re left with a hot, sticky house and an air conditioner working overtime.
Our windows always come with triple weatherstripping, so you won’t have to worry about tiny cracks and holes letting any air in or out. Our installers are expertly-trained and will always deliver an excellent job. Your windows will be sealed and ready to embrace whatever the summer throws at them!
Invest in Energy Efficiency
One of the most effective ways to insulate your house is to invest in energy-efficient windows. With energy efficient windows in the summer you won’t have to worry about feeling overheated even during those late July heat waves that spread across the GTA each year. Energy-efficient windows deter the cool air from escaping your home and help to keep the heat from penetrating the house’s exterior.
They’re built with low-E glass or low-emissivity panes with a built-in coating that keeps the outdoor elements outside and your home in excellent living condition. Your energy bills won’t skyrocket during those humid summer months, and you’ll remain comfortable and fresh all season long. Furthermore, you’re actively contributing to the fight against climate change when you switch to energy-efficient windows. You’ll find that you won’t need to use the AC as much because the windows will naturally keep your house nice and cool — less AC means that you’re cutting back on how much energy you use, helping to save the planet’s precious resources.
All of our windows at Casa Bella are energy-efficient. If you’d like to learn more about how our products work, give us a call, and we’d love to talk about energy efficiency with you.
Install Insulating Cellular (Honeycomb) Shades
Cellular shades are a go-to for many interior designers who enjoy stylish, practical window treatments. They filter or block sunlight and insulate windows effectively. The shades’ cells — made with two layers of fabric — hold trapped air and form a wall between your room and the window surface.
They’re more energy-efficient than the standard pleated shade, and when used in conjunction with energy-efficient windows, your indoor air quality can increase. The air will circulate better, and it won’t remain stagnant or stale on those hot, humid nights.
Toronto’s winters are long, darky, and stormy, and most people can’t wait for summer to arrive. Just remember to keep your windows professionally insulated so you can enjoy a comfortable summer season.
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