Winter Windows!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 by Robert Stiltner

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…”


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Now that December has arrived, the cold weather is here to stay. If you notice the extra chill in the air causing an upswing in your gas and electric bills, then it’s possible that your home is not as energy efficient as it should be. This time of year, it is a good idea to check for areas where cold air could be sneaking in. Windows are the most common locations for drafts in the home.

Addressing this issue first and foremost will allow you to save money on heating your home in time for winter. Homeowners replace their windows for numerous reasons, but since window replacement can be costly, you may opt to finance instead which we can help with.

Find the Problem
The first step is given us a call and we can perform a complimentary heat audit of your home.


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We will check the following areas for how well they are keeping the heat in your home.

  • Windows
  • Weather stripping
  • Doors

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When/Why to Replace

Replacing your windows can be a little pricey but installing the right windows can increase the value of your home. For instance, Simonton windows can lower your energy bills by 7-15%. Let us replace your windows. We will be able to pinpoint and correct drafts as well as create a tighter seal around the window. Give us a call for a Free Heat Audit and a estimate on the cost of a beautification of your home.



our service area

We serve Ashburn and the nearby area

Our Locations:

Colonial Contracting, Inc.
14171 Dave's Store Ln
Gainesville, VA 20155