When you look closely at your windows, there may be small signs of damage that you won’t immediately notice. Spotting them early on can actually help you avoid costly expenses. You can also save your home from additional structural damage.
Here are a couple of signs that mean you need to find replacement windows.
Drafts or Breeze
Close the window and stand next to it. If you feel a draft or breeze, it’s a sign of a failing seal. It could also be due to poor workmanship. This means heat can easily enter and escape, increasing your energy bill due to improper temperature control in the process.
Hard to Open or Close
Try opening and closing your windows. Ideally, they should slide or swing without a hitch. However, they shouldn’t get stuck. If they do, it could mean your window frames are deteriorating. However, if the vinyl windows are recent, then it could be a sign of poor installation.
Look carefully at the frame of your windows inside the room. If you see water getting through, it could mean that the seal is not tight enough. This can happen when the water gets stuck in the window track. Without a drainage area, it can seep inside as soon as you open it.
Condensation should happen on the surface of the window glass. If you see it fogging up in between the panes, however, this is bad news. It’s a definite sign that your window’s weatherproof seals are failing. You can also see this when droplets are forming around the glass, near the frame area.
These signs all indicate that it’s time for a replacement. No matter what type of window you have, though, our products and services are exactly what you need. We specialize in vinyl and wood window installation. We also offer in-depth inspections and estimates for your next project.