When it comes to replacement window installation in Madison, WI, the quality of the window and the knowledge and experience of the installer(s) largely dictates whether the replacement windows you have installed will have future problems.
Here are a few signs your home’s windows may be improperly installed:
- Your windows are hard to open and close – If your window sticks and you have to force it to move or it doesn’t reach the frame when you try to close it, it will likely leak.
- You notice gaps – Gaps between the frame and the window sill or wall mean that the window is not the correct size.
- You feel a draft – Drafts usually happen because the windows either weren’t properly fitted or caulked. Incorrect window installation can also cause the seal to break and result in a draft.
- Water damage – Water damage can occur if windows aren’t level or the flashing was poorly installed or broken. You might notice some dampness or mold under the window or along the window frame and sill. Over time, a leaky window can cause serious damage to your walls and floor.
- Fog between the panes – Between the panes of glass is a layer of gas that improves your window’s energy efficiency. If the seal breaks, the gas escapes, and water vapor can seep into your home. The water vapor condenses into fog or water droplets between the panes of glass. If you see this, your window is permanently damaged and you’ll need a replacement.
It’s best to work with a Madison window replacement specialist rather than a generalist. A seasoned expert has run into most of the common and uncommon challenges that can come up and will know how to address them.