Winter seems to bring out the worst in our windows. It’s the time of year when we find out how good they really are, where their weaknesses are, and it is the time of year that we usually find damage or they become damaged.
But now that the winter is drawing to a close, it is time to assess how our windows did this year and if they need to be fixed or even replaced before next winter.
Did Your Windows Fog Up This Winter?
If the area between the panes of your windows became foggy, then they have reached a tolerance limit. There is a material that is located between the panes of glass that soaks up all of the condensations that forms in that space. When that material becomes saturated and can no longer take in any more condensation, a fog starts to form between the panes of glass.
There is no way to replace this material, so you either have to live with your windows being foggy or you will have to replace the windows.
Did You Feel Drafts From Your Windows?
Feeling a draft around your window means that there is an opening that is allowing cold air to get in. The best way to pinpoint where the draft is coming from is to move a candle slowly around the window. When the flame on the candle flickers, that is where the draft is coming from.
Once you have found where the draft is, it is usually just a matter of filling in the space with caulking.
Did The Glass in Your Windows Break?
If the glass of your window has broken or is cracked, you will need to contact a glass company to replace the pane. However, if you have older windows, it may be a good time to think about replacing the entire window with a newer one.
Start Making Plans for Replacement
If your windows have just limped through their last winter, call us soon to talk about replacing them. The process is easy, and you can choose to have your new windows installed immediately or you can schedule them to be done in the spring.