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Posted on Feb 27, 2017 by Sam Heer

Common Window Problems and Their Solutions

Most window problems are actually due to old age. Most modern products come with advanced materials so you won’t have to deal with these issues. Planning for efficient replacement windows in Bloomington, IL, will avoid the following common window problems:

Drafty Frames

Drafts only happen when windows have lost their weathertight seal. The usual culprit behind this issue is damaged weatherstripping. If severely rotten frames accompany worn-out weatherstrips, then they’re no longer worth salvaging.

At Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois, all our units, including bay window in Champaign, IL, maintain their weathertight seal. We build frames using our exclusive Fibrex® material, which expands and contracts very little under fluctuating temperature. Compared with wood windows, ours don’t need painting to stand up to moisture.

Foggy Glass

Most window condensation is harmless, but the case is different when the sweating happens in between the glass panes. The infiltration of water vapor indicates seal failure. The presence of moisture inside the glass means your double-pane unit is no longer an effective heat barrier.

We guarantee that our windows wouldn’t have the same fate. We use specialized sealants on our glass for better adhesion. With the superior strength of stainless steel, our spacer wouldn’t move and cause the seal to break. In addition, it wouldn’t emit a chemical fog and affect visibility like plastic spacers do.

Unstable Operation

When your old windows don’t open or close properly and effortlessly, it’s a sign to get new ones. This is especially true when double-hung units are in question. Older models usually have a balance problem with the mechanism that holds the panel secure when opened. Damaged windows can be hazard in any home.

To ensure years of safety, we recommend investing in Renewal by Andersen windows. Science has proven that our units, including double hung windows in Galesburg, IL, can maintain their smooth operation for 20 years. Based on our long-term durability study, we found out that brutal winters and muggy summers have little effect on the performance of our windows.

Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois products do more than just eliminate these common window problems. Our replacement units also provide maximum daylighting, clear views, and minimal maintenance for years.

Schedule your FREE, in-home consultation today to learn more about our options. You can reach us at (866) 693-6707.


"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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