Double-pane windows are a good option if you want an energy-efficient upgrade for your Ohio home. However, even the best products can develop problems. Fortunately, with the right tools and skills, most problems with double-pane windows can easily be fixed.
Renewal by Andersen® of Cincinnati, your preferred sliding patio doors and windows company, discusses three of the most common issues that arise with double-pane windows and suggests ways to solve them.
Leaks in double-pane windows are usually an indication of seal failure. Prolonged exposure to moisture can spell trouble for your windows as water corrodes materials over time. The first thing you should do is to check the exterior and interior panes for cracks in the seals. Chances are, the airtight seal between the glass panes has been compromised, allowing moisture to build up and eventually leak.
Air leaks are another problem to watch out for. Just as drafts can come in from your patio doors, air leaks can also enter your home through windows that weren’t installed or insulated properly. Again, drafts may have something to do with seal failure so it’s best to have your window company inspect the window and recommend the best course of action.
Condensation appearing on the exterior panes of your windows is usually no reason for concern. Foggy windows might simply mean that the glass is a cooler temperature than the surrounding atmosphere. However, if condensation occurs between the spaces of your double-pane windows, you might want to start paying close attention. This problem typically arises due to seal or gas fill failure.
A surefire way to deal with malfunctioning double-pane windows is to invest in a high-quality window that’s properly installed by a professional window company. This ensures windows that will keep the elements out and maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
Renewal by Andersen of Cincinnati is the company to turn to for all your doors and windows needs. We offer a wide selection of French patio doors and various window styles. Call us today at (513) 283-8981 to learn more about our products and services. We serve Cincinnati, OH.