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Posted on Aug 28, 2017 by Sam Heer

4 Things Your Windows Are Trying to Tell You

Most window problems arise from inferior materials, old age, and poor maintenance. Combined, they usually cause drafty frames, foggy glass, or unstable operation. You may not notice them right away, but subtle signs your windows are in crude condition may manifest.

Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois listed down four things that your windows are trying to tell you.

1. Window seals are failing.

Your worn-out seals of your windows may be causing air leakage. Moisture is trapped between the panes and condenses into tiny droplets of water. They can also lead to bigger issues, such as mold, mildew, or rotting wood sills.

Our replacement windows have special sealants on our glass of better adhesive performance. With the sturdy stainless steel, our spacer won’t cause the seal to split or break. Plus, it wouldn’t release chemical fog that would affect the visibility of the window.

2. The wood is bulging.

When you are having difficulty in opening or closing your double-hung window, their wooden frames are probably damp due to the high level of humidity. In some instances, however, you might notice these windows are functioning properly. A change in temperature that affects the swelling of the wood can cause this.

3. There is debris blocking window track.

You have probably encountered a casement window that won’t open and shut easily. Chances are, some unwanted material is obstructing the moving parts. The mechanism of this window style is sensitive and homeowners should make sure that the windows are well-maintained and in good condition.

4. Your windows need to be replaced.

When your windows are showing all the mentioned signs, you might consider having them replaced. Investing in a new window may seem intimidating, but it can save you more money in the long run. It will also help you achieve an energy-efficient home.

At Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois, we offer excellent and high-quality replacement windows that will suit your need and style. We have a variety of window selections appropriate for your home’s interior. Why worry about your aging windows when you can replace them? To learn more about products and services, call us at (866) 693-6707. We serve residents of Springfield and Decatur, IL, and surrounding areas.


"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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