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Should You Repair Or Replace Your Windows?

If your windows are foggy, leaky, or otherwise not doing the job, you might wonder whether you should repair or replace them. If your windows have three or more of any of the problems listed below, it is likely time to contact your local window contractors in Lake County, IL, to replace rather than repair them.

Water Leakage and Foggy Windows – If water proves to be coming through the window, it is probably time to start shopping for new windows. A foggy window means water is condensing inside your window’s double-paned or triple-paned insulated glass unit. Removal and replacement is the only option.

Cracked or Broken Glass – Safety plays into any decision to replace a window when the glass is broken. When a multi-paned glass is broken or cracked, look into sash replacement. This might also be a good excuse to replace the entire window. Window contractors can safely repair or replace broken or cracked glass.

Broken Muntins or Mullions – Muntins and mullions are the pieces of wood separating panes of glass. These are sometimes set between two panes of glass for effect only, and they cannot be replaced. The good side of this is that they will not affect your window’s functionality.

Inoperable Sashes – Older windows sometimes have upper or lower sashes that are unable to move. This could be due to multiple layers of paint, or the sash might have come off track. Additionally, they could have broken cords on sash weights.