Bad Window Replacement: Top 10 Installer Screw-ups Part 2

Bad Window Replacement: Top 10 Installer Screw-ups When good windows happen to bad installers Part 2, continued from Part 1 #6. Crappy caulking: Joints too tight! Caulk is supposed to be a permanently flexible material that can stretch and contract when the substrates move, such as when an aluminum window frame shrinks in cold weather. But here’s the rub: Caulk can only stretch 30% to…

Fix Window Air Infiltration Leaks in Cold & Drafty Windows

Winter is the time we rely on our windows to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. Sadly (and coldly) this doesn’t always happen. When cold weather comes, thousands of you will be asking, “Why are my windows cold and drafty? There can be many reasons for air infiltration leaks in windows. 1. Window thermal transmission (R value or U value) A…

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