Your home looks especially beautiful during the winter. White flakes decorate the trees, and your house seems warm and cozy. But in the winter, window issues can be particularly problematic. Inefficient windows can increase your energy bill – and allow chilly breezes inside. And other window issues could be happening, as well. Here are five signs your Minnesota windows may need some attention.
1. It’s tough to get them closed – or open. If you find yourself tugging just to shut your windows, your windows may need some help. They could need cleaning. Some small parts may need replacing. Or, if you have wood window frames and the weather is humid, the frames may have swollen up.
2. Curtains are blowing in the wind. If the wind huffs and puffs outside, do your drapes inside move around? That’s a sign your windows have some leaks.
3. You can feel the cold air even behind thick walls. Drafts are some of the clearest signs of issues. Sometimes it’s a matter of fixing the weatherstripping. Or sometimes, the window panes may be inefficient.
4. You can see issues from outside, too. If you safely can, check out your windows from the great outdoors. Inspect where your window frames meet the outside walls. Do you see openings? You likely have some leaks.
5. Water is leaking inside. Water inside your home is never a fun sight to see. It could be due to a number of issues.
Whether you live in Becker or Brooklyn Park, you want your windows to be performing well. This is especially the case in winter. Give us a call if you have questions about your windows – or if it may be time for some new ones.
At Minnesota Exteriors, we have the experience to address your questions and help you find the solutions you need. We’ve been in business for 70 years, and we carry respected brands such as Weather Shield, Infinity from Marvin, Lindsay and Andersen. A trusted company, our priority is to help you keep your home cozy and comfortable, season after season.