Harsh winter conditions can affect different parts of your home, including your windows. After the colder months, it is essential to inspect your house for damaged components. Knowing how to spot damage can help you address them while they are small.
A trusted interior and basement remodeling contractor shares signs your windows suffered winter damage and the benefits of investing in new ones this winter.
How Do You Know If Your Windows Have Damage?
Wood Rot and Sticking
You’ll know your windows need replacement if the frames are rotting. Once your wood window frames rot, it would be difficult to open and close the unit. During winter, windows also tend to stick because cold weather causes the material to swell.
During the colder months, caulking and weatherstripping can harden, crack, or break. Be sure to check this part of your window and replace it if necessary.
Too Much Condensation
Condensation in windows is normal, but too much of it can encourage mold growth and other moisture-related problems. Excessive condensation can result in rot as well.
Drafts can make your HVAC system work harder than it should, resulting in higher energy costs. A damaged frame or weatherstripping can cause this problem.
Condensation Between the Panes
Moisture in between glass panes can indicate that the seal of the unit is broken. It means that the window is not energy-efficient anymore, and its insulative capabilities have significantly reduced.
Why Replace Your Windows This Spring?
When you invest in new windows this spring from a reliable remodeling contractor, your home’s appeal and comfort will increase. A window replacement allows you to deal with window issues at once. Sometimes, repairs are not enough to restore your old windows.
Moreover, it will brighten up your indoor spaces and help improve ventilation. Spring is an ideal season for this project due to its moderate weather. You’re less likely to experience delays in your project if you choose to have it done this season.
Whether you need new windows or planning a bathroom remodeling project, JLR Home Renovation is here to help. Give us a call at (717) 361-6175 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Elizabethtown, Hummelstown, and Hershey, PA.