Windows are an important factor that defines a house when it gets seen from the outside, and definitely makes a house when feeling from the inside: Windows are there to provide a view, to regulate the temperatures felt inside the house and to add to the overall look and feel – and as an added reason, windows are there to afford security to the occupants kept inside the house. This means that windows are one of the essentials in your house that you want to make sure is done well.
Warning Signs of Bad Window Installation in Omaha
Bad window installation can mean that glass panes can crack or shatter for no reason or small impacts, and it can mean that it leaves your house wide open to intruders, to accidents or to weather. Here are some of the essential warning signs of bad window installation in Omaha, NE.
If you hear any kind of creaking or cracking noise when opening or closing a window, it might be simple oiling or dust – but it can also be the signs of a hinge installed the wrong way (or older hinges having been salvaged and used to re-install what you thought was a new window). Have it checked!
Moisture on the Wrong Side
Is there moisture on the inside of your windows when it storms? Although this doesn’t always mean there is a leak, it does mean that the window wasn’t installed correctly. If your new windows are not properly installed, this welcomes mold growth and mildew, as well as wet, musty, rotting windowsills.
Old, Rusty Screws
If you’ve just had a new window installed by a contractor or company, check the screws first. If the screws look rusty, old, or worn, they lied to you about the window frame (and might have lied about the overall quality of their work). Using old screws for a new job is a sign of a bad installation company, and could point to worse issues.
Cracks in the Frame
Any cracks in the frame of the window (or in the putty putting the window together to the frame) are worth taking note of. It can mean that the frame is of seriously inferior quality (or that the glass pane might be installed badly enough to fall out – be careful). Cracks in the window frame can lead to air and water leaking inside and affect your home’s energy efficiency. Gaps between the frame and the window can also cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Not to mention, a window with cracks in the frame is more susceptible to water damage.
A window that won’t close properly is a sign the newly installed window wasn’t measured correctly, or it was simply just installed poorly. Take note, because it could lead to further problems and could mean that the window needs some serious repairs.
Discount Window and Door of Omaha
At Discount Window and Door of Omaha, we are committed to providing the best quality doors and replacement windows and professional installation. We employ the most skilled and experienced installers to ensure the highest standard of quality service and earn your family’s business for generations. Our installers are highly trained, certified industry professionals with years of experience, including some second and third-generation employees.