Preventing Condensation, Stopping Drafts and Other Challenges With Windows

Windows are the eyes to a house's soul – if your windows are big and beautiful so too is your home, but they can also include a range of challenges as well. With sub par windows, you can look forward to a drafty home with high heating bills. Similarly, there are also moisture issues – for example, if you don't seal the space between your double panes securely enough, you will get a build up of condensation. Having lived in old houses and having helped choose the windows for new houses, I'm familiar with a range of challenges associated with windows. If you want tips and ideas, you've come to the right spot. Please, explore and enjoy.

Deciding What You Want To Get Out Of Your New Windows


When you are replacing old windows with new ones, it is important to understand the goals that you want to achieve. Once you are aware of what you are trying to accomplish, you will be able to make your home a much more comfortable place to live. 

The View

Determine the viewing area you will want. There are some windows that may not be large enough to provide you with an adequate viewing area, which is why it is important to have your windows custom-fitted. When your window is too small, you will have a lot of dark space and will also not see the beautiful scenery that may have motivated you to purchase the home in the first place.

Energy Efficiency

You may be concerned about your utility bills, but there have been no changes to the cost per watt and your HVAC has been inspected and is working fine. The problem might be that your windows are just not energy-efficient enough. If your concern is about improving the energy-efficiency of your home, it may make sense to purchase windows that are double-glazed. Your old window might also have damaged seals or warping in the frames. All of these can lead to higher energy bills and can lead to other problems, such as a room that has a cold draft.

Your Budget

You may be concerned about purchasing new windows because you have a limited budget. Fortunately, the old windows you purchased may be more expensive than newer, better windows that are made using vinyl. It is easier to make vinyl windows fit, as well.

Your Home Value

You may be planning on selling your home in a few years. Choosing the right window will significantly improve the aesthetics of your home, will increase the value of your home, and will also cause your home to sell more quickly. Beautiful windows will come with beautiful frames and will highlight the most beautiful parts of the exterior of your home. 


You may be tired of the time it takes to maintain your home. Fiberglass windows are known for being low-maintenance and can lift some of the burden of home maintenance. In order to find the perfect windows for your home, it is best to consult with a window replacement service. Communicate everything that you would like to get out of your new windows, and they will be able to set you up with the perfect option. Click here for more info.


30 June 2017