Four Ways the Weather Can Affect Your Windows

The weather is one of the biggest factors that can contribute to your window’s performance. That is why we have created this list for you to find out what causes your windows to underperform, and how window replacement can help you with your dilemma.

How can the weather cause my window to underperform?

  1. Weather can become warm at times, making your home use more energy than usual. Windows that are not properly sealed can cause the air from your air conditioning to escape your home, leaving you with a higher bill.
  2. The weather can get humid sometimes. Extreme condensation can cause your window frames to rot and mold. Exterior window condensation usually takes place when the cool nights are followed by the warm days. Too much condensation can also cause the window’s paint to peel from the sash.
  3. Heavy rain can cause water damage to your windows and cause your windows to expand and contract. Water seeping through your window frame can also make it rot.

What can I do to prevent and avoid these factors and make my windows perform at its best?

  1. Make sure to get windows that are energy-efficient. These windows must be sealed airtight to prevent the air from your air conditioning to escape.
  2. You can prevent window damage due to condensation by reducing the source from where the moisture is coming from. Humidifiers can cause too much moisture, so adjusting them to just the proper setting can help control the moisture. You can also increase your house’s ventilation by opening the windows and letting the natural air in.
  3. Choosing to have Fibrex® windows installed on your home can prevent your windows from being damaged due to the water seeping through it. Fibrex is highly resistant to rot, and it won’t contract nor expand.

Taking the proper measures to prevent these types of damages can make your windows last longer. You can call us at (206) 775-7533; we can help you install your casement windows. You can also visit our gallery page to view the pictures of our past projects.

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