Winter is in full swing. With this in mind, we suggest that you remove your window screens. This is an effective hack few homeowners are aware of. Here’s why we recommend this. Removing your window screens during the winter serves more than one purpose.
Let in More Light
Most homeowners don’t realize that mesh screens block out a portion of sunlight. Removing the window screen maximizes natural sunlight, which is especially important during the winter when natural lighting is minimal. Aside from more light penetration, it also lets in more heat. The area around the window is about eight-degrees warmer with the screen removed.
Reduce Snow Accumulation
Snow can get lodged between the window and window screen. The weight and pressure of the snow can cause the screen to warp and bow. When the snow melts, the water can also damage the frame and sill. This can reduce the window’s life, making replacement necessary sooner rather than later.
Keeps the Window Clean
Snow is not just ice water. It contains dirt and salt. When the snow melts, these sediments can remain and stain the window. As mentioned, the screen keeps the snow in place and in constant contact with the window glass and frame. Snow is also a major cause of staining of the home exterior, including the siding and roof.
Prevents Indoor Mold
If you have a casement window, the screen is installed in the home’s interior. The screen can act as a filter that traps condensation. This can lead to excess moisture that causes mold and mildew growth in the immediate vicinity.
Make it a Priority to Remove Your Window Screens this Winter
With 2020 still young, why not make a resolution to take better care of your home? The care begins with a call to Exteriors Unlimited. Removing your window screens is an easily followable advice that contributes to home wellness.
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