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5 Ways to know, if your windows need replacing.

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5 Ways to know, if your windows need replacing.

April 14, 2015

windows need replacing

Old window pictured: If your window looks like call Accurate Siding & Windows immediately!

Leaky seams, loose panes, and cracked glass force your furnace to run constantly are common tells that you may need to replace your windows. Try performing these five tests.

  1. Shake, shake that window.
    Window components should be tight and secure. Try shaking them gently. If any window pieces rattle, it means it is not sealed tightly, which air seeps in. Storm windows in particular are key culprits. When they get loose, they don’t protect as well as they should.
  2. Do you see lighting?
    Look for daylight around the window frame. Whenever you see light coming from the outdoors, you can be sure cold air is coming in too. You can fix this yourself by caulking or weather-stripping the seams.
  3. No cracks in plain sight.
    Look the windowpanes and make sure none of the glass is cracked. Even tiny fissures can leak air. If you’re finding cracked panes, it’s a big sign the windows need repaired or replaced.
  4. No pressure
    Seal all doors, windows, and vents, and turn on all kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans. Get a candle or a lighter and have it near the window, if there are leaky areas will draw the smoke.
  5. Check your locks.
    Make sure your windows close and lock properly. The locking mechanisms help the windows form a seal by putting pressure on them. This ensures they’re fully closed, with window edges coming into full contact with their seals.

With any questions or to request a quote: Visit our website www.accuratesidingandwindows.com under the Contact tab or give us a call +757-301-6972.

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Accurate Siding & Windows, Inc., performs the following services using the finest products in the industry: Replacement Windows, Vinyl Siding, Decorative Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Replacement Windows, Double Hung Windows, Casement Windows, Insulated Windows, Alcoa Siding, ThermaTru Doors, Nailite, CertainTeed, Crane Siding, Simonton Windows, Dove Vinyl Windows, Andersen Windows & Doors, Fiberglass Entry Doors, Contractor Services, Siding Contractor, Vinyl Siding Virginia Beach, Vinyl Windows Virginia Beach, Home Improvement, Home Improvement Virginia Beach, Window Products, Replacement Windows, Entry Doors, Window Replacement Contractor, Window Replacement Company, Home Improvement Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach 2009 Tax Credit, 2009 Tax Credit, 2009 Stimulus, Home Improvement Tax Credit, 2009 Home Improvement Tax Credit, Chesapeake 2009 Tax Credit, Hampton Roads 2009 Home Improvement Tax Credit

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