As we get into the fall and winter months, many homeowners notice more issues with their windows and doors. The colder air makes it easier to feel drafts, the differences in humidity creates confusion around condensation, and the freezing and contracting of materials may hurt performance. When you notice these things, it is good to be informed on what truly is a problem and what is not, and on the best way to fix it.
One of the most common issues we hear from homeowners is that they have condensation on their glass, however that does not always mean there is a problem with the window. If you can wipe away the condensation on either side of the glass, your window does not need any work done, the condensation is simply due to differences in temperature and humidity. If the condensation is between the panes of glass and you cannot wipe it away, that means you have a seal failure and need new glass. A simple glass replacement can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars compared to new units.