Have you ever been annoyed by the mysterious rattling sound coming from your windows on a windy day? Not only is this an irritating disturbance, but it can also be a sign of underlying issues that require attention. Read on as Blackstone Exteriors explains the common causes of rattling windows and what you can do to address this issue.
Several factors could be causing your windows to rattle, including:
1. Loose glass panes
2 . Worn-out weatherstripping
3. Damaged or warped window frames
4. Poorly installed windows
Ignoring window rattling can lead to several problems. Loose or poorly sealed windows can allow drafts and outside air to infiltrate your home, causing your heating and cooling systems to work harder and increase energy costs. Gaps around your windows can also let rain or moisture seep into your home, leading to water damage, mold, and mildew.
Additionally, loose or damaged windows can be more easily breached by intruders, posing a risk to your home’s security. Unaddressed window rattling issues may also negatively impact the value of your property, particularly if they lead to more significant problems such as water damage or energy inefficiency.
To properly address window rattling issues, consult with experienced window experts who can help you accurately diagnose the cause of your window rattling and recommend the best course of action. In some cases, they may recommend replacing your windows, especially if your current ones have extensive damage. When they install your new windows, they will make sure to seal them tightly and securely to eliminate rattling.
Don’t let window rattling continue to plague your home! Instead of ignoring it, get in touch with Blackstone Exteriors to protect your home from loose or damaged windows. Our home improvement team also provides expert exterior renovation services, including siding replacement and roof repair. Call (515) 720-2158, or complete our online form to get started.