Updated: Oct 12, 2021
Undertake a thorough inspection of your windows every season. Check the condition of the window frame and sash. Use a metal probe to look for signs of rot, which could indicate moisture infiltration.
Check for signs of moisture in double or triple-paned windows. This indicates that the seal has failed and has to be replaced. A failed seal reduces the insulation capacity of your windows.
The sun can cause certain areas of the frame to become brittle and warp. Paint may have peeled off in certain areas.
If you have weather stripping on your windows, check the condition during inspection. Make arrangements for replacement if the stripping has worn out.
Check for any gaps between the window casing and wall. These can be filled with a latex caulk.
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