You may notice your windows to be fogging up much more easily than usual. This is often an insulation issue, and can cause the window to be cloudy throughout the day. Here are a few tips on identifying an insulation issue, and remedying it.
Poor window insulation remedies
Consider how long fogginess sustains – This is an obvious indicator of an issue. If the windows cloud up in the morning, and they stay like that throughout the day, there’s a definitive insulation problem. These should easily clear up far before that, and can damage the visibility. Also, this can raise a larger issue with moisture blockage. This build up will cause internal damage in the insulation which can also impact the temperature of the home. If you often feel the room colder than it should be or the thermostat seeming to cause the heat to come on consistently, the windows can be a factor to that.
Weather strips – these allow for insulation to improve in your home very easily. They are a quick fix and are a strong option financially. Also, you’ll see a significant increase in efficiency almost overnight. However, these aren’t necessarily long term fixes, and don’t amend the issue internally, but simply put a “band aid” over it.
Insulating curtains – Curtains are a great pairing. These can be especially effective in colder climates, which should allow for your heating to be better sustained and keep your electric costs down as well.
Worn away caulking – These wear over time and need to be properly amended periodically. Amending this is simple and should only take an afternoon.
Minor cracks – These are more difficult fixes. However, with professional assistance, they can be fixed relatively quickly. Sometimes, simply replacing the current set is a bit easier and financially feasible for the homeowner. It really depends on the size of the damage and the goal of the homeowner, which varies heavily depending on the job. Luckily, we’re here to help and can you get started on the right track.
What can be done professionally?
Overall, professional assistance would be required if you see that the windows have damage beyond your own home repair, currently are no longer worth amending, or need to be replaced. However, if you are on the fence for one of those choices, gives us a call today to learn more information. We’ll get on a call about how we can help your windows return to a more optimum performability. We’re really looking forward to hearing from you!