Some homeowners might think that installing energy-efficient windows is a simple enough task and is something that they can do themselves. But opting to go the DIY route when it comes to a window replacement is not a very good idea. Installing new windows is more complicated than it seems, and there are a lot of things that can go wrong if you choose to do it yourself or hire a contractor with not a lot of experience. In today’s post, we share three of the most common signs of a poorly installed window.
1. Fog Between Window Panes
Most windows will have two or three panes filled with gas in between to better insulate your home. However, air is allowed into your window panes if the seals are broken, which causes fogging. While it is not uncommon for fogging to occur over time as the seals weaken, it should not happen so soon after an installation. If this is the case for you, then your windows were definitely not installed correctly.
Water penetration is your home’s number one enemy. If water enters your home due to improper window installation, it can lead to mold and mildew growth, rot or even structural damage if left unchecked. If your windows aren’t installed properly, even a light rainfall can cause major headaches.
3. Noticeable Drafts
One sure sign that a window was not properly installed is if you notice breezes or drafts. Most people replace their aging windows to get rid of drafts, not cause them. A drafty window is a sure way to decrease your home’s overall energy efficiency, and a professional windows installer will take special care not to introduce them to your home.
Renewal by Andersen® of Boise is one of Idaho’s premier window and door installation companies. If you want to be sure that your new windows will last you and your family for a long time, be sure to give us a call at (208) 501-8361, or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation with one of our experts today.