Windows can experience a variety of problems in winter. When they do, your home can become uncomfortable, your heating system can be overworked and your windows and your house may even sustain damage. You want to maintain a warm house all winter long, and you also want to protect your property from damage. Fortunately, there are many ways to accomplish these goals! Here’s what you need to know about keeping your windows in good condition this winter.

Fix Air Leaks Around Your Windows

Air leaks are a common problem around old windows – especially in winter time. If your windows have air leaks, you’ll notice problems like drafts and cold spots in your home, either in rooms with lots of windows or when you’re in close proximity of your windows.

Fortunately, many air leaks are easy to deal with. You can stop air leaks by installing weatherstripping around your windows and wherever two or more sashes meet. You can buy weatherstripping from a home improvement center or a hardware store.

Weatherstripping comes in different types and thicknesses. Be sure to purchase weatherstripping that will fill the gaps between your windows, but don’t purchase weatherstripping that’s so thick you won’t be able to shut your windows properly.

Fix and Prevent Water Damage Around Windows

Water damage is a common problem that occurs when the caulking or sealing around your windows starts to deteriorate. If your windows are weather damaged, you may see bubbling or peeling in the paint around the window frames, or you may start to notice mold and mildew on the window frames and in the area around the windows.

If you notice water damage around your windows, take time to repair the damage and then reseal the area around your windows. Remove old caulk with a caulk remover, then install new caulking. If it’s extensive, you’ll want to hire a licensed contractor to do this work for you.

Eliminate Condensation On and Around Windows

Condensation occurs when warm air inside your home meets the cold surface of your windows. If you’ve ever noticed the way your cold glass of iced tea sweats in summer, then you’ll understand what’s happening when you notice condensation forming on your windows.

Condensation is a problem because it makes seeing out your windows difficult, but it can also cause water damage on the window frames and even the framing of your house. You can reduce condensation by reducing the humidity in your home.

Another way to address this problem is to replace your windows. Older windows with a single pane design are more likely to form condensation in winter because the single pane of glass becomes very cold as temperatures outside drop. By replacing your windows with new dual pane insulated models, you can eliminate most chances for condensation to form.

Ready to Replace Your Windows? Get Started to Enjoy the Full Benefits of New Windows this Winter

You can enjoy brand new windows this winter – and get rid of problems like drafts and condensation. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island sells and installs windows that are energy efficient and won’t suffer from air leaks or condensation. Call today to make an appointment for a consultation. Use the toll-free number 1-877-313-9052 or fill out the short form on this page.

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