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4 Common Replacement Window Problems

Home renovations are a nice way to add a refreshing touch to your house. Even your newest additions will eventually have issues and need repairs.

4 Common Replacement Window Problems

Fortunately, it’s not something that a professional windows company like Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis can’t fix. Here are the four most common replacement window problems to give you an idea of what you may be dealing with in the future.

1. Condensation

If you ever notice your windows becoming foggy, you may be dealing with condensation. If this happens to your window, it means that the seals in between the glass panes have deteriorated. Ice formation during extremely cold weather is also a possibility. This can be costly as this may force you to turn up your heating system, causing a hike in your electricity bill.

Having quality replacement windows installed is the solution. Along with fresh seals, make sure their warranties are valid as well.

2. Air Infiltration

Also known as air leakage, this problem arises when there are unsealed joints in a structure. When it comes to windows, this will eventually lead to unwanted cold air seeping into your home. As a result, this can also cause a significant impact on your electricity bill as you will need to turn up the heating to keep you and your family warm. This is nothing a thorough sealing can’t fix.

3. Seal Failure

Seal failure is often the cause of condensation and air infiltration of defective windows and doors. Whether because of a faulty installation process or the seal itself is not suited to your environment’s climate, seal failure is still something that you need to keep an eye out for to maintain energy-efficient windows. If you notice the beginnings of seal failure, get an expert to assist you.

4. Rot

Homeowners often opt for wood frames because of aesthetics. While pleasing to the eye, there’s also a possibility for them to decay despite excellent performance in the beginning. Prolonged moisture contact may be the cause. Once they start to decay, this may be a signal to have them replaced.

Need help with keeping your replacement doors and windows in tip-top shape? Call us at (314) 332-2364 to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Missouri, including Chesterfiel.

Reviews

"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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