Your windows are some of the most important features of your home. Not only are they the main way you view the outside world, but your windows also say a lot about the look and style of your home. From beautiful bay windows with built-in seating to small basement windows, every one of your windows serves a distinct purpose and needs to be taken care of accordingly. This should come as no surprise, but most people would rather forget about their windows as soon as they are installed. Luckily, you can easily improve your windows’ visibility while also increasing their lifespan by avoiding these common problems. If you would like to learn more about your windows or are looking to have new windows installed, contact the LEI Home Enhancements team today.
Cold & Drafty Windows
One of the most common reasons for people looking to replace their windows is if they are cold or allow a draft to enter your home. This cold draft not only makes your home feel uncomfortable, but it can drastically increase your heating and cooling costs. This draftiness can be caused by a number of different factors ranging from broken window seals to insufficient insulation, and even improperly installed windows. Smaller drafts caused by failing window seals can oftentimes be repaired, though if your windows are older or have lost their clarity, you might want to think about upgrading your windows.
Fog & Condensation
If you have ever noticed fog or condensation on the interior of your windows, the seal on your window has deteriorated and broken down. In colder weather, that condensation can even freeze and cause ice crystals to form. That ice will make your windows even colder and heavily tax your heating system throughout the winter. If you have noticed one or more of your windows starting to gather condensation, you should get them repaired or replaced as soon as possible. We recommend purchasing new windows with an included warranty to cover the seals to ensure that your windows stay safe and clear for years.
One of the side effects of moisture getting into your windows and walls is that the surrounding wood will get saturated with water and begin to rot away. This rotted wood can become a hotbed for dangerous molds that will infect the air in your home and can cause serious harm to you and your family. If you have seen any wood rot in and around your windows, you need to replace it immediately and inspect your windows to find the source of the water.
The Wrong Windows For Your Space
Not all windows are made the same, and you need to make sure that you have the right windows for your home. Installing cheap windows in areas that are prone to hot summers and cold winters can cause your heating and cooling system to go into overdrive. The initial savings you get on cheap windows will quickly add up in just a matter of months.
If you would like to learn more about which windows are right for your space, contact the elite team here at LEI Home Enhancements today. We will happily come to your home to give you a free window, siding, and roof consultation.