When it comes to modern home remodeling, residential roofing and exterior renovation products, nothing offers more benefits in energy efficiency than double-pane windows. Solar heat gain is one of the biggest causes of cooling problems in many homes, and single-pane windows provide poor insulation. Double panes address this vulnerability by including a layer of inert gas in between the glass panels, thereby limiting the amount of heat from the sun that can be transmitted through your windows.
Unfortunately, double-pane windows can sometimes be prone to discoloration. This problem can be traced to a number of different causes. Here are a few tips from our pros at Lifestyle Home Improvement Roofing and Construction on how to deal with discolored double-pane windows.
What Can Cause Discoloration?
Double-pane windows are often sealed with airtight weatherstripping wound around the glass panes. This seal prevents the gas in the middle layer from seeping out and keeps the window performing as it should. Over time, this seal can deteriorate, causing the gas layer to escape and leading to condensation problems in the window. This increase in moisture can also lead to the growth of mold and mildew, discoloring the glass panels from the inside.
Preventing Discoloration Problems
Just like roofing inspections, regular checkups and professional maintenance of your replacement windows are essential to ensuring that the seals remain airtight for the length of its lifespan. The benefits of regular inspections are twofold: you’re protecting your windows from unsightly discoloration, and you’re also keeping its energy efficiency at optimal levels.
Repairing Discolored Windows
The number one argument against repairing discolored windows is that it often involves replacing the affected glass panels with new ones. This often leads to a drop in the window’s performance. If the discoloration can’t be resolved by controlling moisture levels, it’s best to replace the window entirely.
From replacement window installations to storm damage repair, our skilled contractors at Lifestyle Home Improvement Roofing and Construction are your trusted local providers of excellent services. Give us a call at (405) 470-6999 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.