Your windows are one of the most important, and oftentimes overlooked, portions of your home’s exterior. They provide your home with so many benefits, including most importantly providing natural light & ventilation, but also protection from the elements, curb appeal & resale value, and even insulation! Considering how important your windows are to the health of your home, it is important to ensure that the systems are kept in good repair. If you’re interested in learning more about a few of the most common issues that damage your windows, and how you can remedy them, keep reading below for more information!
When it comes to window issues, the first one that comes to most homeowner’s minds are drafts. Window drafts are commonplace, and they will occur in most homeowners over time, as the elements wear away at your window frames and deteriorate the material.
If you’re looking to address a drafty window frame, you have a couple of options to choose from. The first is to add weather stripping around the window frames. This is a low-cost, easy to add solution that will immediately reduce the energy loss from your windows.
However, the more permanent, and reliable, solution to drafty windows is to repair the frames. Since the source of the draft is almost certainly a leaky window frame, addressing the source of the issue will clear everything up! If you’re trying to make your home more energy-efficient this winter, simply repair your frames!
Another common window issue that homeowners tend to face in older home’s is condensation between the glass panels. Modern windows are constructed with multiple panes of glass, and insulating gas in between the panes. However, the sealants tend to wear away over time, and many homeowners find that in their older windows, condensation pops up in between the frames.
If you see condensation in between your window panes, you will want to have a professional come to examine your windows. Condensation is an indication that the seal is failing and water is finding its way into the system. Rather than exposing your home to moisture damage, if you see condensation in your windows, reach out to a window technician immediately. If the damage is relatively minor, they will be able to repair the window and eliminate the condensation. If the damage to the seal is severe, there is no solution besides repairing the unit, but the cost of the replacement will be significantly lower than the cost of allowing water damage to occur to your home.
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Interested in replacing your home’s windows this fall? Our team at Quality Interior Finishing is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 344-2433 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your window replacement needs!