Getting new windows is one of the best things you can do for your home. They will not only beautify your exterior and interior spaces, but also help you save on energy costs. However, to make the most of your investment, you must hire an experienced installer for your project.
Keep on reading for signs of faulty window installation.
Air or Water Leaks
It’s not normal for water and air to travel through your windows. Something is wrong with your new windows if you feel drafts when you pass by them. Drafts can form due to insufficient insulation, increasing your heating costs. Moreover, water buildup, peeling paint or wallpaper, mold and musty odors are the most common signs of water damage.
Gaps Between the Sill and Frame
A properly measured window would fit the opening snugly. However, when there are gaps between the sill and frame, it means that the unit doesn’t fit properly. If you notice this problem with your windows, immediately contact your window contractor.
Poor Window Operation
You shouldn’t have issues opening and closing windows that are installed correctly. When windows weren’t measured properly, you would have difficulty operating them. As your windows age, this issue will only become worse, so make sure to contact your installer to correct it.
Condensation Between Window Panes
Seal failure or faulty installation are the usual causes of condensation between window panes. Likely, your windows were not installed correctly if you just recently got them, and they already have condensation that can’t be removed by wiping the window surface.
Choose an experienced installer for your new replacement windows like Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Inc. Call us at (630) 627-9200, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Glencoe, Darien and Highland Park.