Signs Your Windows, Siding or Doors Need to be Replaced

Windows

  1. Broken window glass
  2. Can’t clean my windows
  3. I feel air coming through my windows
  4. Too much heat or cold right next to my window
  5. My windows are foggy, and I can’t see through them
  6. My windows have moisture or condensation on them
  7. I can’t close my crank-out windows
  8. The top or bottom part of my window won’t stay up

Siding

  1. I have rotten siding, woodpeckers are ruining my siding, my siding has been damaged by hail, my siding is faded, etc.

Doors

  1. Do you have a drafty, hard-to-shut, or unsafe entry door or storm door?
  2. Patio door isn’t sliding smoothly or patio door isn’t locking
  3. Creaky, loud, garage door that doesn’t even keep my garage warm

Windows


Broken window glass
While we don’t typically replace window glass or individual panes on their own, we may be able to help provide you options for an entire window replacement at a cost very comparable to, or even less than, what you’d pay to have just an individual piece of your window repaired for. You might be surprised. Ask your consultant what options you’ve got available. We’ll always be honest and straightforward about your options and give you a sound recommendation.

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Can’t clean my windows
This is one of the most common complaints we hear from our customers before they have Window World windows in their home. Unfortunately, in the past, windows weren’t made with some of the same technology and conveniences they are made with today. Whether big or small, long or tall, all of our Window World windows are easy to clean from inside the home. No more standing on ladders or reaching dangerously to clean your windows. Anyone at any age can easily clean our windows!

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I feel air coming through my windows
If your windows feel drafty, or if the area around a window is colder than you think it should be during the winter months, chances are there is a problem with the seals and weatherstripping on the window itself. It is also possible weather seals on the frame of the window are failing.

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I feel air coming through my windows
If you can feel noticeably colder or hotter temperatures right next to the windows in your home, relative to the rest of the area the windows are in, it’s likely that you’ve either got single-paned windows or double-paned windows without insulating glass in them. Both scenarios are making your home more uncomfortable and costing you a lot more money each month in utility bills. We have glass options that will remedy both unwanted situations.

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My windows are foggy, and I can’t see through them
Can’t see through your windows anymore? Can’t clean that moisture off of them because it’s between the panes of glass? This is one of the most common service issues, complaints, and reasons why a window may need to be replaced or repaired. Typically, you will see fog or moisture in your window as a result of seal failure around the glass itself. Keep in mind that this moisture and fog is inside the two panes of glass in your window where it cannot be wiped off. It is important to make this distinction, because this is separate from the scenario where you see condensation accumulating on the interior-facing surface of the glass on your window. That is an issue related to excessive humidity levels in a home, which we will cover next.

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My windows have moisture or condensation on them
Unlike the scenario where you see moisture trapped between the glass where you can’t wipe it off, if you have moisture or condensation on the interior-facing surface of glass on your window and you can wipe it off, you have excessive humidity in your home. Maybe this just started to happen or maybe it’s been occurring for a while, and is the very reason you’re in the market for new windows. To be sure you understand why this is happening, please make sure you visit the section of our website titled “How to Prevent Window Fogging and Condensation”.

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I can’t close my crank-out windows
Having trouble getting your crank-out windows to close all the way? Is the wood on the inside of your windows rotten? Unfortunately, if you have wood crank-out windows in your home, you may be experiencing these frustrating issues. As with any wood surfaces in your home, moisture has a detrimental effect on wood over time. It is extremely difficult, and time consuming, to properly maintain wood surfaces. Inevitably, over time, moisture warps, swells, cracks, rots, or otherwise damages wood surfaces. Generally speaking, vinyl is simply better than wood with regard to maintenance and upkeep. Without question, wood windows have their place. In some scenarios, you just can’t stray away from that classic wood look. However, most of the time, a replacement window made of vinyl is a much-appreciated improvement over its high-maintenance wood counterpart, and with Window World’s extensive design options, the look of real wood can be easily imitated to match existing woodwork around the rest of your home.

You may very well have limited functionality or visual appeal on wood windows that operate up-and-down (single-hung or double-hung windows), but the functionality of a wood crank-out window can be more severely impaired than almost any other type of window. Because of its many moving parts and its need to close and seal tightly, the crank-out window needs to maintain very straight, uncompromised edges all the way around. However, over time, the wood sash frame of the crank-out portion of the window (the sash) and the part of the window that sash rests in can become distorted by years of moisture exposure. This alters the edges of the window, the seals in the window body, and even the size of the window’s components. Often times, this swelling, twisting, warping, and rotting ultimately renders your crank-out window unable to function. Once your crank-out is this far gone, there is usually not much to be done at this stage other than to replace the entire window.

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The top or bottom part of my window won’t stay up
If this is your complaint, then it sounds like you’ve got either a single-hung or double-hung window. These types of windows have either one or two sashes which slide upward and downward. On a double-hung window, both the top and bottom sashes slide up and down, whereas only the bottom sash is able to move on a single-hung window. Either way, if one, or both, of those sashes are not able to remain in the spot where you’ve positioned them, and simply fall or slide down as soon as you let go, then you’ve got a problem with that window’s balancer(s). Each single-hung or double-hung window has a balancer system, which allows for those sashes to stay right where you let go of them if the window is working properly. If this isn’t the case with your window, it may be time to get it replaced.

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Siding


I have rotten siding, woodpeckers are ruining my siding, my siding has been damaged by hail, my siding is faded, etc.
There are many reasons why you may feel it’s time to replace the siding on your home, and many of the most common have just been named above. Whether you’re wanting to replace your siding for any of these reasons, or because you’re tired of painting your siding, or because you just moved into a home that has siding that’s just plain ugly, there are many options available to you when it comes time to replace what you’ve got. Maybe you’ve currently got a brick home, and you think it would look nicer with siding. Maybe you’ve currently got steel siding or fiber cement siding (commonly referred to as HardiePlank® or HardieBoard) on your home, and you want a better insulation value to decrease your utility bills. Regardless of your reason for looking into new siding, we’ve got virtually limitless options for you when it comes to siding profiles. Please visit our siding section of the website for a full list of available options. Don’t forget to have us take a look at your gutters and down spouts. If your gutters and downs are leaking, or if you’ve got water problems in your basement, you may be long overdue for replacement of your gutters and downs.

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Doors


Do you have a drafty, hard-to-shut, or unsafe entry door or storm door?
Many homeowners just don’t realize how worn out their entry doors and/or storm doors become over the years. Worn out components can result in your doors being out-of-square, hard to shut, drafty, or even unsafe. You may have an old wood door that’s been susceptible to the same moisture issues we spoke of above, and no longer operates properly. We have solutions for all scenarios, including the industry’s safest entry door, accompanied by the thickest and most secure storm door available on the market. Make sure you ask your consultant about our Therma-Tru Entry Door System, as well as our full line of Larson Storm Doors to compliment the entrance to your home.

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Patio door isn’t sliding smoothly or patio door isn’t locking
There are a few reasons why your patio door isn’t operating smoothly. Especially if you have a metal track sliding patio door with metal frame patio door sashes, you’ve likely experienced some functionality issues with your door. Operation problems aren’t limited to metal track sliding patio doors though. Wood and older vinyl doors may give you the same type of headaches. Vinyl window and door technology has come a long, long way in the past 20 years, so be sure and ask your consultant to explain!

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Creaky, loud, garage door that doesn’t even keep my garage warm
If your garage door is original to your home, and these symptoms sound familiar, it’s probably time for replacement. We have a huge selection of insulated, heavy-gauge steel garage doors with a variety of solid color and stain options. To ensure your garage door operates free from those irritating creaks and loud grinding noises, we can also outfit your new garage door with a super-quiet belt-driven opener as well!

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