Not all forms of waterproofing work involve drains or pipes!
Case and point, in July of 2021, South Jersey Waterproofing was called to a home in Haddonfield, NJ, to install new vinyl-insulated windows. The original home windows (over 50 years old) were getting quite drafty and bothered the homeowner. Our team came in, assessed the situation, and in a matter of hours, replaced the original windows with new vinyl-screened windows that were cemented directly into the foundation for a tight seal. Not only does replacing your home’s original windows with vinyl-screened windows reduce drafts, but it can also have many other benefits:
Lower Energy Bills
Vinyl-insulated windows are more energy efficient than their counterparts. As a result, they’re a good choice if you want to reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint, as they maintain a comfortable temperature in your home without running the air conditioning or heaters as much.
This is because vinyl-insulated windows are more thermally efficient than other window types, allowing them to retain heat when it’s cold outside while keeping out the hot air during the summer. The property also has a low emissivity (E) rating—the lower this number is, the better insulated it will be against heat loss—which means that it keeps unwanted solar radiation from entering your home.
Easier to Clean
You can clean vinyl windows with a sponge and mild soap. You can also use a soft cloth and water to wipe down the window’s exterior, being careful not to get any moisture inside. The same goes for cleaning the interior of your vinyl-insulated windows: use a soft cloth and water.
Increased Home Value
Vinyl-insulated windows are an investment in your home that can pay dividends down the road.
Unlike wood, which is susceptible to rotting and warping, vinyl insulation is a durable material that helps keep your home’s temperature steady. Vinyl also offers better energy efficiency than wood, reducing your utility bills. Over time, this can add up to significant savings for you and the environment.
In addition to being more energy efficient than wood and other options, vinyl-insulated windows are also less expensive than alternative types of window replacement solutions, such as fiberglass insulation or double-pane glass windows. This lower price tag makes them a smart choice for anyone who wants quality at an affordable price!
Vinyl-insulated windows are an effective way to reduce condensation, which can lead to mold and mildew. The vinyl layer is like a vapor barrier that prevents moisture from getting into the frame, and drainage holes in the window’s bottom ensure that any water that does get in drains out. Vinyl-insulated windows also have airtight seals around their frames, preventing air from leaking out or seeping in.
Combining these three factors helps prevent condensation and ensures your home stays dry and safe from mold growth.
If you are considering replacing your windows with vinyl-insulated ones, give the experts at South Jersey Waterproofing a call today! We are proud to serve Haddonfield, NJ, and the surrounding South Jersey and Pennsylvania areas, and we have been doing so for three generations!