We are quickly approaching winter! Those cold, chilly nights are right around the corner. It is always important to prepare your home for the weather ahead. One of the most important things you can do to prepare is to replace old siding and windows. Vinyl windows are especially valuable. New vinyl windows in a home can help to brave the winter and maintain warmth, comfort.


Eliminate Drafts

The last time it was cold, did you feel drafts coming through the windows? You want to get those drafty windows fixed! Heat loss is a leading problem about aging windows in the cold winter months. Installing new vinyl windows in your home is a great way to reduce energy loss.

The construct of vinyl windows is such that they can withstand all types of weather conditions. Whether it is cold or heat, they are going to be able to stand firm and help to reduce drafts. Our professionals will ensure a weather seal at the time of installation to keep you warm all winter!


Enclose the Patio With Sliding Doors

One of the more advanced ways of making use of a patio in winter is to enclose it with sliding glass doors. The doors can help turn an outdoor patio into a year-round escape. You can open and close as many of the doors as you like, enjoying the natural surroundings and letting that air blow. This can also work with floor to ceiling windows.


Frames That Stand Strong

Window frames are also known to take a beating in the winter. If you have aging window frames, you realize a replacement is needed. Why go with new wood frame windows when vinyl is an option? Wood is only going to rot again over some years, while vinyl will stand firm. Vinyl is built to withstand rain, hail cold and any other type of weather. All have no impact!

Add a Fire Pit

Do you have a fire pit you utilize on the patio? If not, you may want to think about investing in one for the winter. The addition of a fire pit to a patio can make winter much more welcoming. It does not get that cold in Fernandina, FL! Once you get in front of the warm fire it should allow you to get cozy and comfortable fast.

You can add a basic fire pit in the middle of the patio or take it up a notch with a fireplace. The fire pit can easily be a year-round staple. Either direction you go, you will enjoy a much warmer space outside.


Easy Cleaning

No one wants to be climbing a ladder to clean the exterior of windows in the cold winter! New vinyl windows in your home eliminate this struggle. Double hung windows will allow you to quickly pull a latch and bring the outside of the windows right in. You can then do any cleaning necessary before sealing them back up and moving onward with the day.

The frames themselves are also extremely easy to maintain and clean. All that is typically needed is a wipe with a cloth, some water, and soap. Doing this will allow you to get those frames sparkling once again without much heavy lifting on your part!


Outdoor Heaters

If you are not the type to use a fire pit or fireplace, try an outdoor heater. Many of these will work off of propane tanks so you can just turn a knob and begin to enjoy the warmth. Outdoor heaters can warm up space in little to no time. All you have to do is place them in the corners of the patio and enjoy!


The winter months can be harsh, even in the state of Florida. We may not get the massive snowstorms that arrive in the northeast, but we certainly get our fair share of chilly nights. It is essential to prepare the home and think about ways energy and heat loss could occur. Aging windows is one of the ways. Contact us at American Window Products so that we can walk you through a new vinyl windows installation your Jacksonville, FL home today!