As part of the exterior of your home, replacement windows can be exposed to plenty of wear and tear. While some windows are more durable than others, sooner or later all windows will eventually experience the effects of old age. One such symptom that is hard to ignore and is particularly annoying is rattling.
There are a number of reasons that can cause a window to rattle and it’s important to understand these things to fix rattling problems or, in some cases, prevent them entirely. Let our experienced window professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Louisville/Lexington show you the many things that could cause your window to rattle and what you can do to avoid them.
Why Windows Rattle
From inoperable picture windows to large bay windows, almost any style of windows can be prone to rattling. When this happens, the culprit is either one of two things: loose sashes or loose glass. Loose sashes can be a result of settling or the whole frame coming off from the wall. Thermal expansion can also lead to loosening problems which, in turn, causes the glass and the sash to rattle.
Identifying the Cause of the Problem
Check the seals around the glass area to determine where the rattling noise is coming from. Broken seals can loosen the glass panels from the window. You can temporarily fix this issue by reapplying caulking around the panes. However, if the seal has broken, then your window will no longer be as energy-efficient as before and need to be replaced already. The same is true for loose frames. It’s always best to contact your local window replacement professionals if you are experiencing frequent rattling problems.
The Best Way to Fix Rattling
Rattling is one of the most telltale signs that your windows are nearing the end of its life span. If this is the case, you might as well call a window company to have all affected windows replaced and avoid any other serious problems that might result from regular wear and tear.
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