With the cold weather arriving, it’s time to start thinking about your windows. Making sure they are in good shape before it gets too cold helps you and your bank account! When looking at your windows, there are some key things to think about.
If you are hearing outside noises, chances are your windows were either installed improperly or are losing their grip. You want to make sure you have a nice double or triple pane window to keep noises out. Single pane windows offer no projection from the outside noises or weather. This is especially important if you live on a busy road.
If you are feeling a cold breeze, or a draft, even when your windows are closed, then they aren’t closing correctly. This is one of the main causes for high energy bills because it makes your furnace work overtime to keep your house warm when in reality, all the heat is slipping out of the cracks in your windows.
When you start to notice your window is fogging up a lot or even freezing, then your window seals are probably broken. Having your seal fail means that your window is allowing moisture to seep through and heat to transfer out.
Anytime there is visible damage, it’s important to get it checked out by a professional to avoid bigger issues. Some common damages are rotting, cracks in the glass, or water damage.
It’s important to look out for all the above to avoid bigger issues or bigger bills. You also want to feel comfortable in your own home! If you think your windows are experiencing any of the above, give us a call at (608) 838-2500