NEW JERSEY -- It's happened to every homeowner: an errant football or baseball throw sails high and crashes through the front window. Others still wake up on chilly mornings to a window covered in condensation. What's a homeowner to do? Fortunately, the window experts at Renewal by Andersen are here to help.
Deciding whether to repair or replace broken windows depends on the age and condition of your existing windows, what caused the damage and which of the window components were affected. If a rogue ball or falling tree limb crashes through a window, shattering the glass but leaving the frame and interior casing structurally sound, you may be able to have the window glass replaced. If it’s a single-paned window, the repair is relatively simple and inexpensive. However, if the crack occurs in an insulated glass window, the repair becomes more complicated and the entire glass panel must be replaced.
When tackling the 'window sweats,' it's important to understand how moisture occurs. Extreme variances between the interior and exterior temperature contributes to condensation build-up. In the fall, this often resulting in water beading on the inside of a window during the night and morning.
Homeowners can use air conditioning systems and dehumidifiers to control the interior climate and minimize the sweating, but if inner seals are failing, it isn’t a permanent solution. If the windows are more than 10 years old, investing in replacement windows designed to protect against humidity and temperature variances can save money on energy bills and make for a more comfortable room.
When one window fails, unless that failure was caused by an isolated event, others installed around the same time will most likely develop the same issues. To keep this from happening, contact the experts at Renewal by Andersen and receive a free consultation on how keep your home warm this fall.