A poor window replacement may go unnoticed until it is exposed to harsh weather conditions.
By staying on top of any issues that arise with your windows, you can ensure that your energy bills do not start climbing, leaving you to pay more for a bad window installation.
You may feel like you can attempt your window replacement on your own, but keep in mind that slight mistakes or misalignment can lead to any number of structural issues and financial burdens down the road.
So that you may avoid these pitfalls, here are three of the most common issues caused by a poor or unprofessional window installation:
Caulking is a malleable substance that looks like clay around the outside of your windows. It acts as a sealant along the gaps to keep water and pests out of your home.
If your caulking is not applied properly, it will not do the job you expect.
When your window installation is rushed, or the gaps are not properly cleaned, that can lead to a messy caulking job that is not sufficient in the end.
Difficulties Opening & Closing Windows:
You may have this problem for a while before you even notice it, which is likely the case if you had a window installation completed over the colder months when you don’t usually open your windows.
When the summer heat prompts you to open your windows, that’s the time you will notice the problem.
You may find that your windows are difficult to open, or shut, or both. Or your windows may get stuck completely, leading you to call First Choice Windows Installation for help repairing the mechanical components of your windows.
Fog Between the Panes of Glass:
Some condensation on the inside of your windows is absolutely normal, but when you have droplets in between the panes of glass, any professional window installer will tell you that’s a concern.
Condensation in between your glass indicates that the seals have been broken as a result of poor window replacement or structural deficiencies.