How It Works
Windows come in all shapes and sizes, depending on location,
use and style. Most models can be opened and many are offered in energy
efficient models. Double pane windows and low energy transfer windows, for
example, can significantly reduce a home’s energy bills.
What Can Go Wrong?
Moisture in and around the window frame can lead to mold. If
moisture or mold becomes apparent, remove the window and repair any damage to
protect the wall from further problems. Have the window replaced and resealed
to make sure that it’s now watertight. This may require a qualified window
Other common issues may involve water leakage through the
window pane, broken window components and jammed sashes. Some of these issues
will require a qualified professional to repair.
Modern energy efficient windows are built to retain heated
and cooled air to save energy in your home. The benefits of energy efficient
windows include energy and cost savings, improved comfort, reduced
condensation, increased natural light and reduced fading on home surfaces.
Using ENERGY STAR® qualified windows ensures that you’ll save energy and reduce