Are you getting annoyed by your rattling windows? It may be time for some replacement windows or you might still consider some basic fixes for your current units. First, you have to understand that there may be various reasons why your windows are making such terrible noises. Finding out the main cause of this problem will help you come up with the best solution.
Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut outlines the common causes and fixes for your noisy windows:
Loose Glass and/or Frames
This is one of the most common causes of rattling windows. If you observe that your window glasses are loose, you have to apply caulk. This will secure the glass in a way that there will be no air leaks, which often rattles the windows. Make sure to apply it on all edges.
On the other hand, if you have loose frames, you can also get rattling windows. For a quick fix, you can cut out some linoleum strips and place it on your windows. Don’t forget to apply paraffin wax over the linoleum to stop the rattling and prevent your window frames from getting stuck.
Rotten and/or Damaged Windows
You have to have a regular windows inspection and maintenance so you can avoid huge damages and prevent getting quick replacement windows. Make sure to fix some rotten or damaged parts; seal gaps and more.
If your windows are not appropriately sealed, your windows will more than likely rattle. Your windows should be airtight and free from air leaks. To do this, you can perform weather-stripping to your windows.
If your windows are too old or if your windows are heavily damaged, you can also consider getting new windows installed. You can also contact a professional windows contractor to help you check out your windows.
At Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut, we can help you get quality replacement windows. Call us today at (860) 341-4210 or fill out our contact form to get started. We’re Connecticut window contractors serving all areas in CT.