Each season brings unique challenges to your home. Freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall and high winds can cause wear and tear. Fortunately, by making the right preparations, you can minimize the risk of damage.
Read on for tips from a local window replacement expert.
If you see condensation on your windows and doors, don’t panic. Condensation is not always a bad thing. It occurs when warm, humid air from inside the house comes into contact with cold air from outside. During winter, the presence of condensation on the windows can actually be a sign that you have energy-efficient units. You can minimize condensation in your home by using a dehumidifier to get rid of excess moisture in your home. However, you may need to contact a local professional if you see condensation forming between the panes of multi-pane windows, as this could indicate window seal failure.
Shrinking and Warping
Certain materials, such as wood, are prone to thermal expansion and contraction. This can be detrimental to the structural integrity of your windows and doors. To avoid this, your units may need to be treated with paint or sealer regularly.
At Renewal by Andersen, we install double hung, sliding and casement windows made from our unique composite Fibrex® frame material. It is twice as strong as vinyl and, unlike wood, it won’t warp, crack or rot.
Windows and doors come with various mechanisms like latches, handles and hinges. They won’t function efficiently if these components are malfunctioning. Some window styles, such as casements and awnings, are more prone to hardware issues because they usually have more complicated opening mechanisms.
Looking for appealing, durable and energy-efficient casement, double-hung or bay windows? Turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle. We install high-quality and long-lasting windows, all backed with some of the industry’s strongest warranties. Give us a call at (206) 777-0954 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with homeowners in Seattle, WA.