Common Problems With Your Home’s Windows & What Causes Them

Your windows add style, natural light, and elegance to your home. However, they also stand up to a lot of wear and tear as the years go by. Eventually, they’ll succumb to problems, and all too often, homeowners brush off these problems as “no big deal.”

Don’t ignore window issues! By keeping your windows in good shape, you’ll protect the comfort and safety of your home. As you prepare for guests this holiday season, watch out for these common window problems and take action to prevent them.

Opening & Closing Issues

A stuck window is more than just an annoyance, especially if you’ve discovered multiple windows that share this problem. If you don’t want your windows to become difficult to open and close, regularly treat the tracks with a silicone-based lubricant (available at many auto or hardware stores). Unfortunately, even with regular lubrication, after your windows have passed their service lifespan, the window frames are more likely to bend out of shape. If you find yourself fighting back against stuck windows every day, speak with our team about your options for replacement windows.

Warping & Rotting

Wood windows are popular for their warm, rustic, and inviting aesthetic. Unfortunately, they can be vulnerable to a variety of common window problems. Whether it’s due to exposure to extreme weather conditions or just your home “settling” into new positions slowly throughout the years, the frames and sills of wooden windows can become warped or rotted over time. Modern wood is treated with products that protect against rotting, so older homes’ windows can be particularly prone to this issue. In order to avoid this type of problem, regularly inspect your windows for warping, water damage, or broken window panes. If something looks wrong, contact contractors ASAP for repair so you can stay on top of things.

Insulation Problems

Have you tried to put plastic over windows in winter only to realize nothing has changed? Drafty windows are an all-too-common problem that can be fixed with the help of two glass panes and a little air space between them. If you have single-pane windows, you might notice that your HVAC units seem to work harder and harder every season, yet they still aren’t heating and cooling your home the way they should. This is because single-pane windows don’t provide adequate insulation for modern homes. Modern, energy-efficient windows are the way to go because they can bring your household both comfort and savings. You’ll keep paying a premium on energy bills until you modernize your windows, so don’t wait to upgrade!

“Foggy” Window Panes

Do you spot moisture or clouding inside your double-pane windows? This can indicate a problem with your windows’ sealing or weather stripping. Your window stay installation may have been performed incorrectly, or your contractors might have used a low-quality product. Call our window installation experts, and we’ll work with you to remove that annoying layer of fog.

Call Today, and Enjoy New Windows Tomorrow!

Stop putting up with your window woes. Instead, get in touch with Window Guardians, and we’ll install brand-new windows that you’ll love! We’re always available online, so reach out to us today for a service estimate. We’ll be in touch soon and look forward to working with you!