Window screens are primarily used to keep insects and similarly-sized pieces of debris from getting into your home while allowing airflow. In this blog post, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Pennsylvania explains why you don’t need them on your windows during the winter season.
Reduce Ice Buildup
The gap between the window screen and sash is an enclosure where moisture can accumulate, freeze, and result in damage to the window frame over time. Removing the window screens allow the moisture to evaporate. It’s worth noting that windows with a tight seal between sash and frame are less prone to ice buildup, a feature worth investing in if you are considering getting new windows.
More Natural Light
Natural light offers many benefits, from making your home look more spacious to helping promote healthy amounts of sleep. Solar heat can also contribute to indoor heating. Window screens can get in the way of natural light, especially when they’re dirty, which is why you should remove your window screens — and clean them for later use — and take advantage of the benefits of natural light.
Enjoy the View
Window screens can also get in the way of a beautiful winter view — yet another reason to remove them for the season. Note that not all window screens are the same. Renewal by Andersen replacement windows come with TruScene® High Transparency Insect Screens, which allow over 50% more clarity than standard window screens, making it virtually invisible and letting you enjoy the view outside your windows, even during the winter season.
Prevent Damage to Your Window Screens
Leaving your window screens on at all times can affect its service life. It catches dust, dirt, moisture and oils from the air. Window screen mesh is typically made of metal, which can form holes as it corrodes over time. Removing window screens for the season and cleaning them for later helps preserve them.
Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania provides custom replacement windows in popular styles, including double hung windows. Give us a call today at (717) 591-4900 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve Harrisburg, PA and the surrounding communities.