Your windows play a big role not just in your home’s ventilation but also in insulation and curb appeal. That’s why problems with your windows should never be ignored. If you spot any of the window problems mentioned below, it’s time to call a window company to arrange for replacements.
Windows Don’t Operate Properly
Opening your windows let fresh air into your home and stale indoor air out. This helps keep your home well-ventilated, improving the quality of air you breathe indoors. You don’t want windows that no longer operate properly. If your windows are hard to open and close, this is a serious problem that often requires replacement.
Over time, windows tend to lose their airtight seal. While small gaps can easily be re-sealed to prevent minor drafts, more severe cases may be too much for simple window repair to correct, especially for larger windows such as casement or bay windows. If you spot signs of severe drafts, you need to call the experts and have your windows replaced as soon as possible to avoid wasting money on increasing energy costs.
Just like small gaps in the window frames, leaks surrounding the glazing (the glass part of your window) can compromise your home’s insulation. This problem is easy to identify because it causes fogging or blurring on the window’s glass surface. If you have double-paned windows and you see fogging, there’s a good chance that the gas filling between the panes has leaked out, permanently compromising your windows’ energy efficiency. At that point, only replacement windows can help you restore your home’s insulation.
We’ll be more than happy to help you deal with these issues. Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky is the leading source of window products and services in Louisville, KY. Call us at (502) 991-8338 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.