Your windows have ways of telling you when they’re getting old and worn down. You should address these issues before they spin out of control. Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, one of the leading window contractors in the area, shares the things your windows are trying to tell you in today’s post.
Condensation Along the Bottom of the Glass
This is more of a moisture problem and less of a window problem. It happens when your home has insufficient ventilation. As temperatures dip below freezing, moisture forms as condensation or frost on the windows, resulting in mold or mildew growth.
What’s the best thing to do in this situation? You need to find a middle ground to reduce the moisture level in your home without making the air too dry. For instance, you can run a dehumidifier or open a single window for about 15 minutes per day to improve the quality of your indoor air.
Water Is Leaking Around the Window
During intense rains, water can accumulate in the window track. Lock your windows to form a tighter seal. However, your windows may not be the culprit if they’re shut tight and water is still getting inside. This might be a siding or roofing issue rather than a window problem.
Condensation Between the Glass
Old window seals tend to deteriorate over time, allowing outdoor air into your living space. Moisture then gets trapped between the panes and condenses into droplets or turns foggy. Get in touch with a local window replacement contractor like us to provide you with the best solution.
Windows Are Difficult to Close or Open
Windows need regular upkeep to operate efficiently. For example, casement windows’ moving parts need to be clean and lubricated for ease of operation. The same is true with other operable windows, such as sliding or double-hung windows.
Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod, one of the premier window companies in the area, installs energy-efficient replacement windows that can help improve your home’s comfort level and functionality. Call us today at (508) 205-1200 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Cape Cod, MA, and nearby areas.