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  • Tuesday October 21, 2014

    Window Installation: Spray Foam

    In considering window contractors, is it considered a "red flag" if a contractor indicates they do not use spray foam on their installs...

  • Tuesday October 21, 2014

    Quaker Windows

    Has anyone heard of or used Quaker windows? A local company wants to sell these windows to me. Spec wise the...

  • Friday October 17, 2014

    Zen equivalents

    I contacted Soft-Lite, and they provided a dealer that offers Zen windows, which I'm told is the private label for Soft-Lite. While...

  • Thursday October 16, 2014

    Energy Wall by Polaris?

    I have been researching windows for awhile now and I just came across the energy wall window which I believe is made by...

  • Wednesday October 15, 2014

    AAMA MFG CODE

    I am trying to assist a homeowner locate the correct door manufacture, does anyone recognize the AAMA Mfg code MLB-1
    Thank You in...

  • Tuesday October 14, 2014

    Soft Lite Imperial LS - mold? Dirt?

    We had soft lite imperial LS installed 12/31/13. I have cleaned them 2x. Most face due east and receive pretty good...

  • Monday October 13, 2014

    Looking for comparison of Alside Mezzo vs Simmonton 6500

    Can anyone tell me which window is better? I have been given quotes on both of the above that are almost identical....

  • Sunday October 12, 2014

    (1) Hail damage, (2) Denver afternoon sun

    This board is very helpful, thanks! I have two questions.
    1) We recently had hail damage, and our screens...

  • Friday October 10, 2014

    HAYFIELD BRAND WINDOW QUESTION

    Has anyone heard of Hayfield brand windows - a Minnesota company? Any information as to quality/rating would be...

  • Thursday October 9, 2014

    contacts in Indianapolis area?

    Hello all -
    I'm looking to replace 9 old wood windows with vinyl and I was wondering if any of the experts on...

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Do it Yourself- Replacement Window Video

 

When To Replace Your Windows

 

There are a few determining factors that will let you know when your windows need to be replaced. Listed below are signs that you should watch for to make sure that your windows remain effective.

  • Condensation or frost buildup
  • Drafts- If you can feel air coming in through a closed window, your windows need replacement
  • Window needs Support to Stay open- If you use a book or wood to prop open your windows, you're windows should be eplaced
  • Candles do not stay lit near a closed window- Although you may not feel the draft, this could be a sign that your weather stripping is gone.
  • Appearance- If you are unhappy with the appearance of your windows or they show signs of deterioration, they should be replaced.