While your house is not able to verbally communicate with you, it can give you signs whenever something isn’t right. Your windows, in particular, are quite communicative. They may not last forever, but expertly installed, high-quality windows usually have a service life of up to 20 years. If your windows are nearing the end of their life span, you may be experiencing one or more of these issues. Kiernan Remodeling and Design says that you should review the below signs before you schedule a full window replacement:
Windows Are Drafty
Drafts can be caused by ineffective weatherstripping around your windows’ sashes. Have your windows checked by a professional to determine if this is the main cause of the draft. If it is, all you need to do is replace the loose weatherstripping, and the drafts should stop.
On the other hand, if the draft is caused by air transfer through the glass, a window replacement is the ideal solution. Kiernan Remodeling and Design offers several energy-efficient units that can help you maximize this investment. Select a replacement with a low U-value as it can provide better insulation.
Condensation Forms Between the Glass Panes
Condensation can form in different areas of your windows, but when it appears between your glass panes, it’s a sign that the seal on your window has started to deteriorate, letting outside air in. This turns your window foggy, reducing its efficiency. Fortunately, you won’t have to replace the entire unit; simply change the damaged or deteriorated panel with a new one.
Opening or Closing Is Difficult
Difficulties in your window’s operation can be caused by different factors. If you have wood windows and the air humidity is high, the wood tends to swell, making your windows tough to operate. They may work smoothly again when the temperature changes, but for easy operation all year round, you can gently plane the wood panes.
Sliding or casement windows may have debris buildup in their window track. Simply clean the moving parts, and apply some lubricant for smooth movement.
To learn more about your windows, turn to Kiernan Remodeling and Design. We can provide you with professional window replacement services. Call us at (941) 981-7744 to schedule a consultation today. We serve several communities in Florida, including Bradenton, Palmetto, Sarasota and the surrounding areas.