For many homeowners, foggy windows are a regular thing. This phenomenon is typically tied to outside temperature and moisture content in the air. The formation of condensation on your windows is not a sign of trouble at first, but if it happens constantly, it is likely a serious issue that should be addressed as soon as possible.
Renewal by Andersen® of Houston explores the issues that await you should you ignore foggy windows.
It Causes Rot and Water Damage
Water is the number one enemy of your home. With foggy windows, moisture is likely making its way into your home. When moisture collects and remains stagnant near the window, mold can grow and thrive. This puts your health and your loved ones at risk of contracting respiratory issues. Not only that, but your window sills can also start to rot and wither away. If you see early signs of condensation on your windows, it’s best to call a professional right away to inspect the issue.
It Increases Your Energy Expenses
Foggy windows not just allow moisture inside your home but also let outdoor air inside. Also, if indoor air is escaping your home, your heating and air conditioning systems will have a hard time reaching your desired temperature. They will have to work twice as hard as well, resulting in a significant increase in energy expenses and expediting their wear and tear. To save on your monthly energy bills and avoid the cost of replacing your current HVAC units, be sure to address the source of your window leaks.
It Reduces the Value of Your Home
If you are planning on putting your home on the market, keep in mind that home buyers may feel discouraged upon finding foggy and leaky windows in your home. This prevents them from even taking a look around your property. Even if some do consider your home, they may even try to negotiate a lower price to make up for your damaged windows. To avoid reducing the value of your home, consider replacing your foggy windows before selling. You can even use the price of new windows as leverage to stick by your original pricing for your house.
At Renewal by Andersen of Houston, we offer high-quality replacement windows with frames made of Fibrex®. Our exclusive composite material is known for its insulating properties, which helps ensure heated or cooled air stays inside your home to improve indoor comfort. Thanks to Fibrex’s durability and weather resistance, you won’t have to worry about fogging on your new windows!