New windows should make your home more comfortable, but if they aren’t installed correctly, they’ll do just the opposite. Poorly installed windows can leave you with chilly drafts, damaging leaks, and high energy bills.
To avoid these kinds of problems and ensure that you make the most out of your windows, you have to hire professional and reliable window replacement companies like Hunterdon Roofing, Siding and Window Company.
There are several indications that a window installation is of a poor standard. Here are five warning signs of a bad window installation that every homeowner should be aware of.
1. Gaps in Your Windows
If a window has been properly measured and installed, it will fit perfectly into the window opening. If you can see visible gaps between your window sill and frame, then the window was not properly measured. When it’s not measured properly, it cannot be installed properly.
2. Drafty Windows
If you notice that your home is less comfortable than it used to be, or if you hear or feel wind whistling through the window, this is not a good sign. It is also a bad sign if your energy bills suddenly spike. Air leaks in your windows can significantly impact your home’s energy efficiency.
3. Condensation Between the Panes
After your exterior renovations and you notice fog or condensation between the panes of your windows, then you have one of two issues: Either the seal has failed or the window has not been installed correctly. Either way, you should probably have a skilled contractor to check your windows.
4. Operational Failure
If your window sticks so much you have to force it to move or it doesn’t reach the frame when you try to close it, you have a problem. Either the sash wasn’t properly aligned, or it’s the wrong size for the window.
5. Leaks and Water Damage
If you have water damage you may notice pool water, wallpaper, or paint that appears to bubble, bad smells, or even visible mold. Any of these signs require immediate action from your trusted window and roof replacement contractors to prevent damage to your property.
Hunterdon Roofing, Siding and Window Company is proud to work with many quality brands so you can make the perfect choice for your new windows. All of our window brands meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® standards for energy efficiency, allowing you to make the most of your investment.
As a fully licensed and insured company with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, we are ready to assist with your new windows. Call us at (908) 735-0809 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate on your next job.