Most homeowners don’t mind drafty and foggy windows until it’s too late. Uninformed homeowners are complacent with these issues because their harmful effects and risks are not immediately apparent, and they adopt a reactive approach to window problems. A smart homeowner is a proactive thinker, choosing to nip problems like constantly drafty and foggy windows in the bud. What are the risks and issues brought about by drafty and foggy windows? Local window installers from Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing are here to help!
Leaks in your windows present an immediate risk of moisture buildup within your home. Water and moisture are some of the most common enemies of building materials, especially around your windows, which usually have wood and other organic materials in them. Wood is highly susceptible to rot caused by water and moisture, and if your windows have problems in properly closing, this leaves small gaps where external elements can enter through. When this happens, a full window replacement is better than simply replacing the window and glass, as there might be more areas around your window that need addressing.
Since Texas is one of the hottest states in America, most window installers stress the importance of proper energy efficiency in windows to keep internal temperatures at a comfortable level. Having constantly foggy windows can be a sign of cracked materials that can definitely affect the energy efficiency of your home, which eventually results in higher electricity bills. Window cracks spread and crawl to the whole surface of the window, so it is best to have them replaced immediately by professionals.
Unappealing and Loss of Value
If you’re planning to sell your property soon, having drafty and foggy windows can be a major turn-off to potential buyers. Most potential buyers look for new windows on the property they’re buying (especially energy-efficient ones), as they are not only appealing but also functional and convenient to have. If the windows are drafty, buyers will not opt to explore the property further as they don’t want rooms that become ice cubes during winter. If the windows are constantly foggy, buyers can’t see the view outside properly, which dissuades them from keeping your property in mind as a potential home. Invest in your home’s selling value, and repair and replace everything that needs to be addressed, especially your windows.
Not sure which to choose among local window replacement contractors? Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing has been continuously providing the highest quality installations and customer service for almost 10 years. We take great pride in our workmanship, professionalism and outstanding customer service, and we strive to be the roofing company Austin and the Central Texas region can rely on, year after year.
For any inquiries, you can reach us at our main office through (512) 550-0000 and our Austin location at (210) 906-0046. You can also fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We proudly serve clients and homeowners in San Antonio, TX.