Today marks the end of summer, which means the air will be a little less humid and a little more cool. Your home should be prepared for the seasonal change, and one thing you can do to prepare is to tackle those pesky window and door leaks. Typically, window leaks are caused by poor installation or worn parts, causing the sealing to break down. These leaks can make a big difference in energy use and bills and can cause discoloration and rotten wood over time. Identifying and sealing these leaks around your home windows and doors is a simple task that can help prevent drafty cold spots in your house.
The first step in fixing a window leak is finding out the cause of the window leak. Below are a few of the main reasons for leaks.
- Poor installation is one of the most common reasons for leaking.
- Windows that are not level will collect water over time
- Improper sealing can create small gaps that result in large air leaks.
Tips for Preventing Leaks
The easiest way to prevent issues with leaks is to ensure the installation of your windows and doors were done properly and professionally. Be sure to research and hire an experienced and trustworthy window replacement contractor – like Renewal by Andersen of Florida.
Another great prevention technique is to search for windows and doors that have weather resistant features – an example of weather resistant windows twice as strong as vinyl, Renewal by Andersen’s Fibrex® material means weather-tight seals stay weather-tight.
Replacing Your Leaky Windows
We are the number one provider of window and patio door replacement services in Florida. Meet with a Renewal by Andersen of Florida design consultant today for a free quote on your window replacement project. Give us a call at (407) 362-9993, or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation.
If you’re looking to replace your home’s windows or doors, you can count on Renewal by Andersen of Florida to get the job done right. Find more information and knowledge on windows and doors in our blog!