How to Recognize and What To Do About Poorly Installed Home Windows

| 23 APR 2018

Window installations offer many benefits to your home, such as increased natural lighting, better air flow, and an improved aesthetic that will make your home more beautiful and cozy. But window installs can be expensive and daunting, and mistakes may happen: the incorrect window size for your frame could be purchased, or the installer could fail to follow proper manufacturer guidelines, leading to a poor window installation. A poor installation means much more than just a minor nuisance; improperly installed windows can turn into a huge headache, both for your wallet, and your own comfort. Here are the top four signs your home’s windows are poorly installed: Letting in cold air When there is a gap between the window frame and the case, drafts are a common occurrence. Look for visible gaps between the frame and sill, or the frame and wall. Also look for a sudden increase in your energy bills; windows that let in a draft will cause your central heating to kick on much more frequently and spike your bills. Condensation within the panes If you notice condensation between the panes of double-glazed windows, you are likely dealing with a sealing problem. The perimeter sealant may be…

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Should New Windows Be Double Glazed?

| 6 November 2017

One of the most common questions that people have when deciding on new windows is whether or not their new windows should be double glazed. Many people with older houses move into them not realizing that they are acquiring a house that has single glazed windows, or they aren’t really…

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How To Detect If Your Double Glazing Has Failed

| 26 September 2016

Your home may have older, double-glazed windows that look and feel fine, but you may not be aware that the time has come to replace them with newer, more energy efficient windows. If all you have ever known is traditional double glazing, you may be unaware of how to detect…

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A Guide To Purchasing Home Windows

| 27 June 2016

Looking to purchase new windows for your home? Windows come in different types, styles, shapes and materials. If you don’t know the difference between a fixed window and a bay window, you may not know what type of window to choose. Our guide to buying residential windows can help. Energy…

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