There comes a time when all the window repairs and cleaning just won’t work anymore. The only option is to replace your windows. The question is when? What are the symptoms of a worn out window and how do you know when it’s time to replace it? Below are some tell-tale signs. Are your window experiencing any of these symptoms?
Water Condensation or Frost Build Up
Whether you have single or double pane windows, you should be able to count on your windows to maintain a tight seal around the frame. If the seal is loose or broken, then condensation will occur as a result of invading humidity and moisture. Condensation can turn into frost during the winter months. This is a sure sign that it’s time to replace the window system.
Hot Glass During the Summer, Freezing Glass During the Winter
Have you ever noticed that the glass in your windows is hotter or colder than it should be? If this is the case, it means that the glass in your window has lost the ability to reflect the sun’s rays or fight off the frigid temperature. The windows no longer have any insulative value. Thus, the cold or hot temperature outside can easily get inside and make it more challenging to establish temperature control inside your home.
Does it Feel Cold Sitting Next to the Window?
If you pass by or sit close to a window in your home and it feels twenty degrees colder in the winter than the rest of the house, then drafts are getting through your window frame. Although it’s possible to seal up your windows, there’s a good chance that by next winter the seal will break and the drafts will return. The only solution is new windows that will hold a seal year after year.
A Worn Out Window Frame
There are two sure signs that a window frame needs to be replaced: cracking and rotting. Most window frames are made of wood. Cracking is a sign that moisture has penetrated the wood and caused it to expand. Rotting wood has soaked in the moisture over a long period of time. In either case, the wood no longer has the capacity to block the outside elements. It’s only a matter of time before the entire frame will fall apart. A frame in this condition cannot be repaired. It must be replaced.
The Window Has Lost Its Aesthetic Appeal
Over time a window will lose its stylish and beautiful appearance. The main reason for this worn look is because it has spent several years in the sun, rain, extreme temperatures, and it has been exposed to other outside elements. The glass can lose its clarity. The wood can warp, fade, crack, and rot. The overall window system doesn’t work like it used to. In the final assessment, it’s time to get new windows.
If you are looking for brand new window replacement in Roberts or the surrounding Wisconsin area, then contact C & T Siding at 651.483.6146 or message us on our website contact page. We’re here when you need us!