Your home’s energy performance is negatively affected by drafty windows. They compromise your home’s insulated space, causing stress to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. This may increase your energy bill and cause further damage inside your home. To help you prevent these, window replacement contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Portland lists five common causes of drafty windows.
Extreme Weather and Temperature Changes
Your window’s material is sensitive to abrupt temperature changes, especially low-quality materials that can easily expand and shrink once exposed to heat or cold. It’s best to install windows that are made of materials suitable for your area’s climate.
Wear and Tear
Windows are durable and can last a few decades if well-maintained. However, due to aging and other factors, wearing and tearing can occur. Be mindful of the weatherstripping of your windows. Once it’s damaged, your windows will be drafty.
Improper Installation and Maintenance
For a properly installed window, only hire a licensed professional for your window replacement. Maintain and clean your windows with utmost care regularly to avoid drafty windows. Improper installation and maintenance can cause damage to your windows. Regularly check if your windows are damaged or drafty. In case of irreparable damage, window replacement is the best solution. Newly installed windows require less maintenance and save you from small costly repairs.
Aging windows considerably have weakened materials. This causes them to be susceptible to damage and small gaps. Consider upgrading your windows with better insulation once your windows are old and drafty.
Moisture can cause water damage to your windows. Water can seep through your glass pane and compromise its seal. This is usually caused by too much condensation in your windows. To prevent this, make sure to wipe dry any sign of condensation in your windows.
Renewal by Andersen of Portland offers the best service for window replacement. Call us at (503) 912-2668 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, WA.