Windows are a beautiful part of your home. They provide the natural light you brag about to friends or perhaps real estate agents as you try to sell your home. They are your gateway to the world outside your home and that world’s little doorway to yours. We decorate them with colorful, unique shutters and paintings and provide excellent visual bookends through curtains and bookshelves. But what happens when Windows doesn’t work as expected? They can get drafty, break and crack, and they can have functional problems. Maybe it’s time to call in a window expert.
Windows is something you may be tempted to approach as a do-it-yourself project. But they can also be complicated. Calling and hiring a window professional in your area is the best way to address your window problems quickly and effectively. Below are some common window problems you’ll see in your life as a homeowner, and while some are less serious than others, you shouldn’t hesitate to call a window expert in your area if you encounter them. These professionals can help repair old windows or install new windows while saving you time and money.
The most common problem, without a doubt, is a drafty window. It can be painful to deal with drafty windows in the winter, especially in Denver, as cold winds intensify and your home is left with a chill that never seems to end. On top of that, drafty windows can cause big problems on your energy bills, as heating works to counteract the cold from drafts. This can also be true in the summer, when hot air from outside begins to seep in and cooling costs increase. There could be different options for repairing a drafty window, from weather stripping to caulking. A professional will be able to point you in the right direction.
If you find condensation (fog, moisture or even ice) on the inside of the windows, it is indicative of a major problem. This can cause similar side effects on drafty windows, as ice and cold air can pass between the panes and moisture can get trapped there during the summer. Your energy bills will suffer. The solution may lie in window insulation and some window insulation failures. But a professional will be better able to diagnose the problem and offer you solutions.
Blocking windows is frustrating and can create major problems if you try to force them open. Sometimes it is necessary to keep these windows open to stay that way, which presents obvious dangers to everyone, but especially to small children and pets who may be on the windowsill at the wrong time. This will require a window replacement that a professional can help you with.
Don’t wait to talk to a window professional if you need help with a window repair or replacement. Contact JDI Windows, a Denver window company, today.