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Checking for Air and Water Leaks in Your Windows and Doors

Your windows and doors are part of your home’s energy envelope. This means their insulation components help prevent heat transfer that affects comfort and energy efficiency levels. Less heat transfer means less need for heating and cooling, leading to energy savings. Problems with your windows and door, however, can result in heat loss and drafts that make your home uncomfortable.

In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas and Fort Worth, your trusted home improvement contractor, explains how to check your doors and windows for leaks.

Looking for Signs of Air and Water Leaks

Inspect the units as well as the walls surrounding them for water stains. These are an indication of weatherstripping problems or misaligned window sash.

You don’t have to call a contractor right away to replace your windows or doors. See if the hardware is still in good condition. If possible, perform adjustments to them, making sure you are following the care and maintenance manuals that come with your windows or doors. Once done, examine the units again for leaks, taking note of any cracks and other signs of damage.

Repairing Windows and Doors

Sometimes, certain issues can’t simply be fixed by troubleshooting. Calling the contractor who installed the unit is a good idea. This is especially important if the windows or doors in question are still covered by warranties. If the damage is beyond repair, you’ll need to install new windows.

Renewal by Andersen of Dallas and Fort Worth is the leading installer of replacement windows and doors in the local area. We deliver quality results and provide exceptional customer service. Call (972) 301-8660 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners of Fort Worth, TX, and the surrounding communities.