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Posted on Oct 24, 2018 by Sam Heer

3 Hazardous Results of Unmaintained Windows

When you leave your windows without maintenance or have them installed without quality materials, it could result in these following house hazards.

Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois, the leading windows manufacturer, discusses how old and unmaintained windows pose a threat to the safety of your home and how you can avoid these issues.

Air Leaks

This is more common with newly installed replacement windows. Improper installation or the use of low-quality materials are the reasons behind early seal failure. You can identify air leaks when you spot these two signs, seeing daylight through the window frame and feeling a draft coming from the window.

Air leaks are hazardous because of the tremendous energy they waste. That’s money you could have spent on more important matters. And the only way to repair air leaks is by having replacement windows installed.

Gas Leaks

Yes, windows have ventilation, too. It’s what sets double-pane windows apart from regular ones. The gas fills like argon and krypton are inside the window frames to provide adequate ventilation for reduced heat transfer from the outdoor air.

However, these gases have the tendency to leak when you do not properly maintain your window. They leak through tiny cracks on the window and produce condensation inside the pane, weakening the window structure.

Like the solution to air leaks, the most effective way to combat gas leaks is through installing new replacement windows.

Faulty Window Locks

This one is more for your safety. A window with inadequate materials or upkeep is bound to age and deteriorate faster. Because of this, you’ll experience difficulty in operating your windows. This causes a hazard since functioning windows can save your life when emergency situations arise.

Renewal by Andersen delivers excellent products and services with your safety in mind. We assure you that you won’t face these hazards with our specially manufactured windows. Call us at (866) 693-6707 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form for a free project estimate. We serve homeowners in Springfield and Decatur, IL.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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