Life Hacks To Protect Your Windows And Doors From Canadian Winters

| 1 DEC 2015

Nothing is more refreshing than doing sports outdoors in the winter, but there’s a time and a place to enjoy the weather, and the cold is certainly an unwelcome guest when you’re at home trying to warm up from being outside. Drafts and poorly insulating windows let the warm air out; luckily there are a number of ways to block the incoming drafts and compensate for the lack of insulation using these simple tips! Creating an air pocket with your window You know what makes your winter jacket warm and toasty in the winter? The fibres inside your jacket form layer after layer of tiny pockets of air, slowing the transfer of heat away from your body. You can apply that simple concept to your home by sectioning off the area right in front of a window — this works best for windows that are recessed into a wall, such as sliding windows in basements. You can buy shrink film packs in hardware stores or tape heavy-duty plastic sheets to the wall adjacent to the window frame. Window cracks It’s hard to believe that on old windows, the pane, that’s made of glass, might survive intact better than the surrounding…

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