As they are part of your home’s exterior and interior, your windows are pretty much always exposed to the elements, not to mention constant use (and sometimes abuse). And, that’s just all in a day’s work. This is why windows sometimes succumb to wear and tear, and other types of damage like leaks.
Problem: No Rain, But Moisture Is Present
If it isn’t raining, but you can see moisture or water droplets forming inside your window, you might not necessarily have a problem on your hands. The moisture you see is most probably just condensation and can easily be resolved by adjusting your home’s indoor temperature relative to the outdoor temperature.
Problem: Water Leaks From All Sides of the Window
When your window leaks water from all sides every time it rains, it might be a problem regarding your caulking. This means that while it might not yet be time for a window replacement, a few considerable repairs might be needed. You can start by removing the old or worn-out layer of caulking before you apply a new layer.
Problem: Brown Stains and Leaking on the Bottom of Window Frame
This issue might be due to improper installation or an ill-fitting window. You should also check the weep holes – those tiny holes usually found at the bottom of the window frame, specially designed to drain rainwater from the windows. If the weep holes are clogged, you’ll encounter problems such as leaking.
Long-Term Solutions for Your Window Problems
Serious window problems call for long-term solutions. You can rely on Renewal by Andersen® of NorthWest Ohio for high-quality replacement windows that won’t fail you during inclement weather. Give us a call at (419) 931-6087 for a free in-home consultation. We serve Toledo, OH, and nearby areas.