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Why Do Some Windows Fail Prematurely?

All windows eventually reach the end of their life span. But sometimes their service life is cut short and no amount of window repair can get it back into good form. In this post, High Performance Homes lists some of the most common reasons why windows fail prematurely.

Neglect

Maintaining windows is more than just glass cleaning. Remember that your windows have different components, so you have to pay attention to these parts too. For instance, when cleaning the frames, make sure to work quickly so that water won’t seep into them. You should also check the tracks every two months or so, and ensure that they are not clogged with debris. This will keep your window operating efficiently and in good condition for a long time.

Substandard Installation

Window installation is meticulous work. It requires proper training, tools and skills. One minor mistake can impact the soundness of a window, and it can eventually result in premature window failure. Obviously, the best way to avoid this is by hiring a trustworthy and highly competent window contractor. Check their qualifications and try to get to know them before enlisting their services.

Pest Infestation

Pests are a major problem, especially for older windows. When they start biting, chewing, or scratching their way into your home through your windows, they also create air and moisture leaks along the way. Make sure to address the pest problem before repairing or replacing your window.

Moisture Damage

The presence of high moisture levels can cause plenty of problems. If a window is exposed to moisture for extended periods, the water may start collecting in the frame and sill. It may also seep into the floors and walls. Later on, water damage can appear as discoloration, rot, warping or mold growth.

High Performance Homes is known for being one of the most trusted exterior house contractors in the area. We handle a range of home improvement services, which cover roofing, siding and windows. Call us at (360) 342-9253 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.

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