One of the fiercest protectors of your home is your windows but they just might be dying right under your nose. With proper maintenance you can extend the life of your windows for years to come, as highlighted in our quick guide, How To Maintain Your Windows. Still, there are certain elements that are consistently attacking your windows and hoping to break them down.
The condition of your windows and doors is greatly affected by salt from sea spray (if you live close to a large body of water), temperature changes and standard erosion action of wind and water. Your region may experience more of something than another but, make no mistake, your windows are taking a beating. When a window or door starts to break down, it decreases the comfort level inside of your home which causes utility bills to spike and a lack of general safety.
Here are some quick ways you can gauge whether your windows are really shot or not:
- Water consistently finds its way inside and there is a constant damp smell in your home.
- You can’t see very well through the window because it has a foggy filter that can’t seem to be wiped away.
- You have an extremely hard time opening and closing windows due to damage to rollers, winders, hinges, etc.
- There is still a draft coming from your window even though it is shut.
- You can see visible corrosion to handles, frames and hinges.
These are just a few of the ways in which you can determine rather easily that your windows have been compromised and need to be replaced. Damage from moisture and wind not only deteriorate the window but allow for energy leakage and safety hazards as the functionality becomes compromised.
When you notice these warning signs, it’s time to get a free estimate from Cousins Construction Window Experts. Our skilled, licensed and bonded contractors have repaired and replaced windows throughout the Chicagoland for nearly two decades. Using top-quality products and innovative solutions, our professionals provide swift, courteous and dependable service for all of your home or business window needs. When it comes to window installation, get it done right the first time with Cousins Construction experienced and affordable window solutions!