Are My Windows In Need of Repair?

October 26th, 2022

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No one enjoys cold air seeping through their windows and blowing around their house, especially with Winter right around the corner. That’s why it is important to make sure your windows are not under performing. There are a few things to look at to ensure your windows are properly sealed to stop a draft from entering your home, and energy efficient so that you aren’t throwing money out the window heating your home this Winter.

 

Age

 

Chances are, if your windows are more than 30 years old, they’re probably drafty. Older windows are made with single-pane glass that doesn’t insulate as well as newer double or triple-pane windows do. Windows are also designed to be more airtight now than they were a few decades ago—another reason for the draftiness. Unfortunately, the only way to fix the problem is to replace your windows with newer ones that are more energy-efficient and insulating. However, this isn’t all bad! While the expense of new windows may seem like too much in the moment, the truth is that new windows improve the value of your home, and will save you money in the long run.

 

Storm Damage

 

Map of the largest hail storms that happened in 2022

 

Severe storms can damage your windows. Whether it’s a falling tree branch or a hail stone, thousands of homes in Minnesota are damaged by severe storms every year. If you were in a storm path this year, it’s important to have the damage repaired immediately so that you don’t risk any further damage from drafts or temperature fluctuations. After all, drafty windows don’t just let in air- they can let in unwanted moisture, which can lead to mold or mildew. Having storm damage on your home repaired early on reduces the cost you will have to pay in the future.

 

Improper Installation

 

Poorly installed windows can lead to major problems later on. Not only do they not operate as smoothly as they should, they also won’t be able to stand up against the elements and keep your home warm. This can lead to extensive damage that’s much more expensive in the long run. If this is the case, you should contact a local window contractor for help.

 

Weatherstripping

 

Worn down or missing weatherstripping can lead to water leaks. This is because the seal around the window allows moisture in and out of your home. If this is the case with you windows, you could end up with mold or other damage that’s hard to repair or clean up later on down the road. If you suspect that your windows have worn down or missing weatherstripping, it’s important to get them replaced as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more damage can occur from water leaks and other issues that are related to this problem.

 

Window Frames

 

A broken, warped, or cracked window frame can be unpleasant to deal with. Not only do you risk large issues like your window falling out of it’s now ill-fitting frame, but you can also have problems with drafts and moisture getting into your home. This is especially true if you don’t have good weatherstripping on your windows. It’s important to get these issues taken care of as soon as possible so that they don’t become a bigger problem than they already are. A trusted window contractor can help you and your family’s windows return to their best quality today.

 

Water Leaks

 

This is the most common issue that we hear from customers about their windows. When there’s a leak, it can lead to mold growth, structural damage and costly repairs. If you notice your home getting wet in areas where it normally doesn’t, then you probably have a leak somewhere. Call a window contractor as soon as possible so that they can diagnose the problem and get it fixed for you!

 

If you still have questions, or think that it’s time to tackle your window draft problems before winter, then reach out to us today. At Shelter Construction LLC, we’d be happy to help you and your home with our roofing, siding, windows, and storm damage services.

About the author

Jack is the marketing manager at Shelter Construction. He runs the company Facebook page, blog, email marketing, and is the head of content creation. In his spare time, he can be found on the basketball court.

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