Windows provide many benefits, including enhanced ventilation, aesthetic appeal and energy efficiency. Thus, keeping them in top shape is imperative to ensure their longevity and performance. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to watch out for signs of window damage, including the presence of drafts and condensation on the glass. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore these issues.
The Threat of Moisture Damage
Drafts and condensation are indications that the windows are damaged enough to allow water to enter your home. This can lead to moisture issues, including streaks of mold or mildew forming around the windows. Wood frames and sashes start to rot when exposed to water for a long time. Before moisture ends up wreaking havoc on the rest of your home, be sure to have your windows repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Window drafts and condensation can have an impact on the air you breathe indoors. Apart from unfiltered air leaking into your home through the small gaps or holes in your windows, the mere presence of mold and mildew around them can also hurt indoor air quality. Floating mold spores find their way into the respiratory tract, causing health problems to everyone in your household. Fixing your leaky windows can help reduce the need to deal with mold.
Compromised Indoor Heating and Cooling
Damaged windows are no longer effective in keeping heated or conditioned air inside your home. An inconsistent indoor climate can lead to your HVAC system working harder than it should, affecting its performance and further reducing its serviceable life. When this happens, you can expect a spike in your monthly energy bills.
When investing in replacement windows, make sure you choose a product designed for high performance and added energy efficiency. At Twin Cities Siding Professionals, we are fully certified to install a wide selection of top-of-the-line windows from some of the nation’s leading manufacturers, including the Marvin® Signature Collection and Sunrise® Windows.
Count on us for your siding and roofing installation needs as well. Call (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the nearby area around the Twin Cities.