4 Most Common Home Window Problems
Your home’s windows are designed to let in natural light and provide views of the surroundings. However, windows that are older, damaged, or installed incorrectly can be more trouble than they’re worth and cause issues like higher energy bills. If you’ve been wondering whether or not the windows in your New England home are still performing as they’re supposed to, there are four common issues that you can look for:
If you’ve gotten used to the fact that you can feel cold air entering your home when you walk past your windows, you may be avoiding reality. That’s because drafty and inefficient windows can account for up to 30% of home heating and cooling energy usage, and your home’s HVAC system is probably working a lot harder than it needs to.
When outside temperatures fall during the winter months, if you notice condensation on the inside of your windows or between the panes, it’s a sign that your windows aren’t preventing heat transfer as they should. Once again, your energy costs are likely being affected.
Cracked, Warped, or Rotted Frames
If your windows are older, not well taken care of, or installed improperly, extreme temperature swings can cause them to warp or crack and allow moisture infiltration. This, in turn, can lead to rotting and mold growth.
Windows That Stick
Does it always feel like your window handles are stuck and that the windows are difficult to open and close? This may be because the frames have deteriorated and shifted, tightening around the windows.
NEWPRO Can Help
If you’re dealing with any of these issues and ready to upgrade your home’s weather protection, energy efficiency, and curb appeal, look to NEWPRO. We’re a 75-year-old, same family-owned and operated local home improvement company that offers high-performance cellular composite windows that outperform traditional vinyl and are engineered for the New England climate.
Contact us today if you’d like to schedule a no-obligation consultation.