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Signs of a Shoddy Window Installation

After any home improvement project, it’s always important to evaluate the quality of your contractor’s work. Today Renewal by Andersen® of Austin shares some red flags that your windows weren’t installed properly.

Uneven Caulking 

Caulk is applied to the sides of your windows to prevent water from infiltrating them. The caulking is supposed to smooth and even. If it’s messy, your contractor most likely rushed the caulking process. As an added precaution, shine a flashlight through your windows at night. This should reveal any holes in the caulking or any gaps in the windowsill and frame. 

Water Damage 

If the caulking process was rushed or your window wasn’t fitted properly, water can easily infiltrate your window. Keep in mind that some signs of moisture damage are subtle. Check if there’s bubbling or peeling paint near the walls surrounding your window. A rotten smell can indicate the presence of mold or rot. 

Foggy Glass 

Condensation on the window glass isn’t necessarily a sign of water damage. It just indicates that it’s getting too humid inside your home. If you can’t wipe the condensation off the glass, however, moisture has infiltrated the space between the glass panels through gaps in the seals. Improper installation work is the most likely culprit here. 

Renewal by Andersen’s Signature Service 

At Renewal by Andersen, we take complete accountability over every aspect of the window replacement process, from manufacturing your custom windows to installing them in your home. All our windows are designed according to each customer’s exact needs and are installed by our highly trained technicians.

Want to learn more about our Signature Service? Renewal by Andersen of Austin offers a wide variety of premium windows, including sliding windows. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (866) 842-3370 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Georgetown, TX.


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