With spring just around the corner, it is time that you give your home a thorough inspection. For this task, make sure your windows are on top of the list of areas to examine. They could have issues that may have arisen over the winter months. Identifying these problems and addressing them promptly is essential to minimizing the effects on your home and prolonging the windows’ lifespan.
Air leaks are not a major concern when temperatures are mild. A drastic change, however, can be felt during frigid weather. Apart from making the home uncomfortable, air leaks also contribute to soaring utility bills and unnecessary wear and tear on your HVAC system. Consider sealing the windows with caulk or weatherstripping to close the gaps.
Melted ice can find its way into the frame, along the window sills or into the wall and exterior siding. Signs to watch out for include discoloration, mold, rot and peeling paint. Wood windows as well as old aluminum frames are particularly vulnerable to water damage.
If your home’s windows aren’t built and designed to ensure energy efficiency, much of the indoor heat necessary to ensure comfort gets lost. Touch the window glass – is it freezing cold? If so, consider upgrading to windows with modern glazing technologies. Choose those with at least two glass panes with inert gas in between the panes. Make sure the window glass also has low-emissivity (low-E) coatings to provide insulation and keep your home comfortable.
Windows with signs of severe damage must be replaced as soon as possible. For your window replacement project this spring, count on the expertise of Perkins All-Star Exteriors and Construction. We offer the highest-quality Pella® windows that are expertly crafted in many different shapes and styles.
We also specialize in residential and commercial roofing. Call (847) 261-8892 (Antioch) or (262) 228-6822 (Bristol) to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate or schedule an appointment.