Drafty windows are a problem that Arizona homeowners will likely face at some point. But the good news is that dealing with this issue can be fairly simple. The first crucial step is to identify the exact cause of drafty windows in your home. Once you do, you can take the necessary steps that can mitigate the problem. Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix, the premier picture and gliding windows company in the area, explains more here.
What Can Cause Drafty Windows?
The most common reason is plain old age. The glazing putty in older windows can grow brittle and fall away, leaving not only glass to rattle in place, but also creates openings where outside air can leak in. Wooden double-hung windows can be especially susceptible to drafts. That’s because they shrink and wear down with age, allowing for gaps between the frame and wall that let in cold air. Worn-out gaskets and damaged weatherstripping are also possible reasons your windows can become drafty.
How to Deal Drafty Windows
Some homeowners add V-seal weatherstripping along the sides of the sashes to prevent outside air from leaking in. Others mold rope caulk so it fits into any gap. Some even use nail polish to fill in any openings in the window frames. But these are temporary and often ineffective solutions. The best way to deal with drafty windows once and for all is window replacement.
Our Superior Window Replacement Services
If you want a better, more permanent solution to drafty windows, you only need to turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix for a professional replacement. Our excellent window options use advanced Fibrex® material for sashes and frames. This composite offers the strength and insulating properties of wood, allowing for durable, airtight window seals that prevent significant energy loss. You no longer have to worry about drafty windows when you choose us for this service.
Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix specializes in quality window installation. Whether you need a classic casement window for your traditional kitchen, or a sleek picture window in the dining area, you can always expect us to install them perfectly right the first time. Call us today at (602) 562-1176 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ.