3 Important Reasons To Schedule Window Glass Replacement Before Winter

Winter is on its way! In terms of winter preparation, you might be having your furnace inspected and making sure your home is weather-stripped to withstand cold temperatures–but have you thought about scheduling window glass replacement for your older windows?

While it’s great to have a high-functioning furnace, it won’t do any good if cold air leaks through your old windows. In this blog,  Springfield Glass Company explains three critical reasons to schedule window glass replacement for your old windows in preparation for winter. 

Energy Efficiency

Old windows are not as insulated as newer, high-efficiency windows, and they are prone to tiny holes and leaks in the seal. You’ll notice rooms with older windows are colder, and you can physically feel the cold leaking in when temperatures are below freezing. 

Cold air leaking in through broken or leaky seals will cause your furnace to cycle more frequently to keep your home warm, raising your energy bill. 

Replacing your old windows with newer, high-efficiency windows will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer and keep your utility bills in check. 

Avoid Cracks and Shattering

Older windows are more vulnerable to cracking and shattering when exposed to frigid temperatures. Repairing a cracked window during the dead of winter is costly and could delay work due to weather. 

Replacing your old windows during more temperate months will save you money and hassle. Although Springfield Glass Company is glad to assist you with glass repair, we’d prefer to replace your windows to keep your family safe and comfortable year-round! 

Prevent Mold and Mildew

Older windows attract mold and mildew through tiny holes and gaps in the seal. Over time, moisture from precipitation penetrates the window and slowly starts to stimulate mold growth. Signs of mold growth include a brown or black discoloration near your window seal or a musty odor.

If anyone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, mold can become a significant health hazard. Window glass replacement can help keep everyone in the home healthy.

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Window Glass Replacement at Springfield Glass Company 

The experts at Springfield Glass Company are ready to give you an estimate on window glass replacement for your home before winter hits! We’d love to work with you to make your home warmer and more energy efficient. Call us today at 417-883-6555 for a free estimate, or contact us online.

Window Glass Repair: How to Eliminate Condensation Inside Windows

Condensation on the window glass

Window condensation can be troubling, especially if your home has older windows. In some cases, it could rot wood molding, and the excess moisture can damage your whole house. However, the problem of interior condensation is not too complicated to solve. Today, the Springfield Glass Company explains what causes window condensation and how you can reduce the moisture for a more unobstructed view.  

What Causes Window Condensation?

The leading cause of window condensation is excessive humidity and moisture in your house. Condensation forms on the glass when warm indoor air meets the cooler surface of the window.

DIY Quick Fixes for Window Condensation

Open the Windows

The first approach you can try is to open the windows a little. Opening your windows is an easy way to release some of the moist, warm air that’s trapped inside. 

Purchase a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers extract moisture from the air and keep it off of your windows. When you buy one, place it near the windows that tend to accumulate the most condensation. If a full-size appliance is not in your budget, consider purchasing a mini dehumidifier.    

Try a Moisture Eliminator

A cheap alternative is to try a moisture eliminator, which absorbs excess moisture from the air. You can use the eliminator in your kitchen, bathrooms, or any other area with a surplus of moisture. This product may also give your home a fresh smell and help protect your clothes from moisture damage. 

Move Your Plants 

Plants release moisture. If you have many houseplants, you’ll find more moisture in the air. Simply move your plants outside or away from the windows to help reduce window condensation. 

Use Bathroom and Kitchen Fans

Cooking and showering releases moisture and can make your house very humid. Each time you cook or shower, turn on the exhaust fan in the kitchen and bathroom. Using these fans will help eliminate moisture from the air. Let the fans run for several minutes after you complete these tasks. 

The Springfield Glass Company Can Help

Sometimes condensation is a consequence of a broken windowpane seal, which requires window glass repair or replacement. It’s best to address this before the cold winter months. If you’ve taken our advice and you still notice condensation collecting between window panes, contact the Springfield Glass Company. We’re experts in window glass replacement, and we’d be happy to fix the problem.