You Have Difficulty Shutting or Opening Windows?
If you can’t open or close your windows easily, it may be time that you get them replaced.
This is true for old windows, especially double hung and single hung windows. These windows tend to have a problem with balance over time. There is a balance mechanism in these windows, when that balance mechanism goes out, the window will no longer stay open and could possibly slam shut and cause serious injuries.
Condensation in the Glass (Double or Triple Paned Windows)
If you have double or triple-paned glass in your windows and you notice condensation inside the glass, you may need to have the glass replaced or, if it’s worse, the entire window-depending on the seriousness of the window.
Condensation and moisture between the panes can indicate seal failure. When the seal fails moisture can get in the space between the panes of glass, as a result of this, air will condense on the glass. When this occurs the glass in the window is no longer doing what it needs to do-which is to create a barrier from either the cold or hot air outside.
One more clue to seal failure is a white film on the glass. This white film is calcium which tends to deposit on the glass when there is seal failure.