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Worried your new windows need repairing? It’s important to choose a reputable company when upgrading, otherwise, you may find yourself doing so again far sooner than you’d expected. The video above shows what to watch out for when you have old windows that need to be replaced, but are the signs the same when working out whether repairs are needed on newer windows? Read on and discover what to watch out for.

Do the Window Seals Need Repair?

Have you noticed that your heating or air conditioning isn’t working as well as before? With new windows, they should be running better than ever. Check the seals of your windows – make sure they’re fully intact and there are no drafts. If they aren’t sealed properly, your home comfort will suffer.

Do the New Windows Open and Close Properly?

If you have new windows, they should operate smoothly. If the windows are hard to open and close, whether they are sliding windows, or awning or casement windows that use a handle, then there is a problem. Check the hardware and the window’s operation, and if you’re unsatisfied, contact your installer.

Do the Window Locks Work?

New windows should help keep your home safe and secure, but if there are issues with the locks, this will not be the case. Go around your home and check the locks of each window – make sure they are secure and working correctly.

Do you See Condensation on New Windows?

Window condensation is common, and often it is nothing to be concerned about. There are, however, telltale signs of ‘bad’ condensation. You need to make note of where it is occurring. Is the condensation between the panes of glass of your double-glazed windows instead of on the outside? This should not happen and is another indicator that the window seals are broken.

How Can Homeowners Avoid These Problems?

Upgrading your windows is a big investment in your home, so it’s crucial to get it done right. Energy-efficient windows are a great way to save on your heating and cooling costs and increase home comfort, making this even more important. It’s worth remembering that a lot of these issues may apply to other products such as patio doors or entry doors.

Prior to your upgrade, be sure to do your research. Finding a company with a good reputation is vital, and you should pay extra attention to the warranty. You want a high-quality product backed by a warranty that lasts for decades, not a Band-Aid fix that will begin failing and need repair or even replacement after a couple of years with problems like those mentioned above.

Reach out to Centra Windows today. We’ll give you a free consultation and ensure you get the best quality new windows and doors you deserve.

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Written by: Les Ferris
Updated by: Les Ferris , November 14, 2022
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