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5 Common Window Installation Problems and How to Avoid Them

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Windows frame your view of the outside world while protecting you from the elements. Ensure that yours are in tip-top shape by watching for these signs of damage. Whether from faulty window installations or simply due to aging, it’s important to recognize when repairs or a full window replacement is in order for your Kansas City home.

In today’s post, we’ll provide you with five warning signs that can signal the need for new windows. When you’ve finished reading this post, get in touch with a member of Blue Springs Siding and Windows to learn more about our window options! From picture windows to gorgeous bow and bay windows, our showroom has everything you need to turn your home into the masterpiece you’ve always wanted.

1. Drafts

If your windows let in noticeable amounts of air, even when firmly closed, improper installation may be to blame. Replacing weatherstripping and re-caulking the gaps will help – but only temporarily. If you notice that your windows simply won’t keep the outdoor air out, then invest in a window installation as soon as possible. We’ll make sure that everything is completed to your specifications, and that your windows are completely and thoroughly sealed.

2. Condensation

Humidity or dew on the outer window pane is normal, especially when the temperature inside varies dramatically from outside temperatures. However, moisture on the inner window generally indicates a poor window seal. Contact your local window experts for an assessment, and we’ll provide you with an overview of what it will take to fix the problem.

3. Improper Operation

Windows that won’t open or stay closed, at least without a great deal of effort, need to be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. Besides interfering with climate control, a window you can’t control could pose a safety threat by closing unexpectedly. Additionally, stubborn windows can pose a serious risk in the event that you need to exit your home during a fire.

4. High Utility Bills

Poorly installed windows may be the culprit behind rising energy costs. If you’ve ruled out HVAC problems, then check your windows for drafts or cracks. You may find the need to crank up the thermostat to compensate for heat and cooling loss due to window leaks, and doing so will send your heating and cooling bills sky high. At Blue Springs Siding and Windows, we provide energy-efficient windows that can help you keep your home comfortable throughout the year.

5. Discolored or Hazy Windows

Does a glaze or film or prevent you from seeing out your windows? Blame it on the glass! Older windows may be glazed – a feature that sometimes does an inadequate job of filtering out UV rays. Poor window installation may be responsible for unsightly and discolored windows. New windows with state-of-the-art glass will block UV rays more effectively and allow you to see everything surrounding your home.

Invest in a Window Installation in Kansas City

From condensation to discoloration, poorly installed windows can cause a host of problems. Whether your windows are contributing to high heating and cooling bills, or they simply don’t look the way you want them to, the solution is just a phone call away.

Blue Springs Siding and Windows provides high-quality products and expert window installations in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. We’ll be updating our blog regularly with information about replacement windows, so check back to read the latest information! We can’t wait to help you find the perfect windows for your home.

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