The windows play a vital role in your house. Many people falsely assume that the windows are only there to let light in. Although they are excellent at letting light in, this is not the only purpose they serve. It also helps to insulate the house. If your windows are not working properly, then your house will let the air in and out and cause you to overpay on your energy bill. This is why it is important to know when your windows need to replaced. Here are some things that you should know.
When You Touch The Window, Does It Reflect The Outside Temperature?
A double pained window should reflect the temperature of the inside of the house when you are inside, and if you are outside it can reflect the outside temperature. This means that if it is cold outside and you touch the window and it is freezing, then you have a problem. This means that the window is not sealing properly and since the outdoor temperature is more extreme than the indoor temperature, it is letting the air into the house. This will cause you more money on your energy bill, since you cannot keep a constant temperature in the house.
Has The House Shifted or Settled Since It Was Built?
Another important thing to look for is settling of the house. When your house was first built, the window were custom designed to fit into each window slat. If the house were to shift or settle, it would cause the window to no longer fit in the hole that was originally designed. You might even have full on gaps that are letting the air in and out. This doesn't necessarily mean that the window itself is faulty, but that the way it fits in the house is not correct. You will need to have a contractor, or window repairman come in and look at how to fix it.
Do You Notice Condensation On The Windows?
A good insulated window should not be susceptible to condensation and outside elements. For instance, if you see water on the inside of the window or frost inside the double pane, then you need to replace it. You might also notice dirt or bugs in between the windows. This is obviously a problem since it shows that the windows are no longer sealed.
If you notice any of these problems, you need to get your windows repaired or replaced right away.
For new windows, contact a business such as Active Hurricane & Security Protection.
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