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Mold Growth Around Windows Isn’t Always From a Window Issue

window moldMold growth in your home is not only unsightly, but it can be dangerous. Because mold grows in damp, and often dark, places, it’s not uncommon to find it around your windows. There are several ways that mold has the moisture necessary to grow around your windows and not all of them require you to call a window replacement company. If you can figure out where the water comes from and stop it, you won’t have to deal with future growth.

Find the Water Source and Stop It

Of course, identifying where the moisture is coming from is essential. There are three main reasons. One is condensation, which we covered in last week’s blog. If you missed it, click here. Another reason is a window leak. Window leaks are often from poor maintenance. Keeping your window properly sealed with caulk is key to stopping most window leaks. We talked about replacing caulk in this blog. Surprisingly to many homeowners, window moisture is often from cracked siding or a roof leak.

Take a look at the outside of your home in the areas around the mold growth. If you notice your siding is peeling away from your home or has cracks, you may need new siding to stop the water from getting into your home. Sometimes the issue comes from further up on your home. If your roof is older or showing signs of wear, consider having your roofing contractor inspect for leaks. Water follows the path of least resistance and areas around windows are a prime place for roof leaks to show themselves.

Window Failure

If the siding and roofing are all sound, it may simply be that your windows are worn out. Over time older wood windows crack and split. Homes settle and window frames of any material can crack. If your windows appear to be the source of the water, talk to your local window replacement company about new windows. Replacement windows, when installed properly, will do their job better than older windows. Not only will they keep the water out but they’ll help with your heating and cooling costs.

If you think it’s time to have a window replacement company provide you with an estimate for new windows, call Affordable Replacement Window Systems. We’re local and offer some of the highest quality windows at affordable prices without the bait and switch or high-pressure sales tactics of some of our competitors. Our estimates are always free and we never have a “sign today or the deal is gone promotion”. Call (817) 264-6509 to schedule your estimate today.

 

What Can I Do About My Window Condensation?

Window condensation happens at some point in every home but it doesn’t always have to. There are ways you can cut down on the condensation and you should. Condensation can lead to bubbling paint and warped window sills over time. In addition to the damage it may do, it’s just annoying when you want to… Continue Reading

Window Trends for 2018

Windows may not seem like something that have trends but they do. With the changing manufacturing technology and changing lifestyles, window preferences change too. The key to window trends in the coming year are color, function, and lines. Color Wood windows offer the flexibility of being able to paint them whatever color you want but… Continue Reading

Siding Trends for 2018

If 2018 is the year you’re finally going to replace your dated and fading siding, here are the latest in siding trends for 2018. It’s not only about the color but also about texture and pattern. Just because your home currently has standard lap siding doesn’t mean you can’t add some dimension and texture with… Continue Reading