Without quality windows in your home, you are likely to deal with a variety of issues. Therefore, you are going to want to know just when it is that you should be replacing the windows. This way, you will be able to call the window replacement contractors as soon as possible, unless you plan on doing all of the work on your own.
Here are some signs that your windows are no longer any good to you or your home:
You Are Noticing The Air Is Blowing In Through Your Windows
Pay close attention to the curtains or blinds that hang in front of your windows. Do they suddenly move a little, even if no one is touching them? No, it's probably not a ghost. Most likely, what you are dealing with is a window that is no longer energy efficient. There is likely a crack, or several cracks, either within the glass itself or around the perimeter of the window frame. Either way, if you are noticing that wind is blowing into your home, you will need to have the window replaced. This would be a great time to have a window contractor check the efficiency of all of your windows, since many of them are probably the same age.
Your Windows Collect A Lot Of Moisture
If you have started to notice that there is a lot of condensation building up on the inside of your windows, you have a problem. This issue is only going to go away by having the windows replaced with high-efficient windows. Sure, you could keep wiping the moisture off of the glass and the window ledge, but you are going to find that you are paying more for heating and cooling than you should. Also, that moisture could lead to the development of mold in your home, which will be another large issue to deal with. Make sure that you are calling a window replacement specialist as soon as you notice a problem with condensation. Until he or she arrives, you will need to continue to dry off the windows to prevent further problems.
You Are Using A Book To Keep The Windows Open
Even if this is a process that you have grown accustomed to, using a book to keep your window open is not something that you want to continue. When a window is not able to stay open on its own, it becomes dangerous. It could slam shut at any moment, causing not only a mess with broken glass, but also injuries if anyone is next to the window or even looking outside through it when it happens. Until the window contractor arrives for your scheduled appointment, you should simply refrain from using that window.
My name is Sara Jenkins and I am the daughter of a plumber. As a young girl, I was not very impressed by what my father did for a living, but I loved spending time with him so I was thrilled each time he asked me to help with a repair around the house. What I didn't realize at the time was that my father was teaching me skills that would prove incredibly useful in my adult life. Today, thanks to him, I have completed a long list of plumbing jobs in my own home without the need to hire a contractor. This blog is my way of saying thank you to him by sharing all of the things that he has taught me about home repairs and construction.