Windows develop problems over time, whether from weather or just plain old aging. One of their most common issues, however, is mold growth. When left unattended, mold formation can lead to structural window damage, while resulting in a number of potential health issues. Fortunately, preventing this is much easier than you might think. Renewal by Andersen®️ of Denver, your premier door and window company, shares some useful preventive tips.
- Ensure smoother airflow in your home. Mold growth usually occurs because of too much humidity inside your home. This allows for excessive moisture buildup on the sills. You can avoid all this by making sure rooms that generate moisture such as kitchens, bath spaces, and laundry rooms are properly ventilated. You should also make sure that all doors and windows are closed when using the air conditioner to avoid the combination of warm and cool air, which can result in moisture buildup.
- Insulate your home properly. Check your windows for broken seals and small gaps, where outside air can leak in. We’ve already mentioned that interaction between cold and warm air can lead to excessive moisture. Without proper window insulation, it’s so easy for mold to grow on the sills. What’s more, it can result in higher energy costs. Prevent this by sealing these gaps, and if that doesn’t work, it might be already time to get replacement windows.
- Remove condensation on windows. If you spot condensation forming on or around your windows, wipe it off thoroughly. Do this using a clean, dry cloth or sponge. In fact, you should make window cleaning a habit to prevent mold growth and keep your units looking good.
What to Do About Mold Growth on Windows
This can be a bit tricky because mold usually forms along hard-to-see areas, such as the joint between the window frame and the bottom edge of the window glass. Mold can even blend in because of the color of your windows. For this reason, it pays to turn to a window expert like Renewal by Andersen®️ of Denver for a thorough inspection. We are trained and experienced for this task, ensuring that even the slightest hint of mold growth isn’t missed. If we do find it forming on your windowsills, we’ll provide you with the best and more permanent solution.
We offer a range of high-quality replacement windows, made of our exclusive Fibrex®️ framing material which offers the strength and insulating value of wood, plus vinyl’s maintenance-free performance. Our windows also come with High-Performance™ Low-E4®️ SmartSun™ glass. They’ll prevent air leakage and energy loss when closed, and when open, allow for superior ventilation. With our options, mold growth on windows will no longer be a problem.
Look no further than Renewal by Andersen®️ of Denver for all your window replacement needs. We proudly serve homeowners in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO and the nearby areas. Call us today at (303) 823-4312 or fill out this form to schedule your free window consultation.