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Jan 30, 2019
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The Top Five Reasons Your Windows Are Drafty

As temperatures plummet, drafty windows that once seemed a minor inconvenience can wreak havoc on your morale and your energy bills.  At times, the issue can be remedied temporarily with caulking or weather-stripping, but in most cases the full addressing of the situation requires calling in a reputable contractor.  Here are the five most common reasons drafty windows need replacement.

Window Seal Failure: Argon gas is found in the glass packs of double and triple pane windows.  In the event that the argon gas escapes, the energy efficiency properties of the windows dissolve.  Window seals will break once the windows reach the end of their lifespan.  Avoiding builder grade windows ensures that the windows have the longest possible lifespan.  In the Twin Cities, it’s imperative to select a window that’s built for the extreme temperature fluctuations, as inappropriate windows for our climate make premature window failure a high probability.  Ice in between the panes of glass in a window is a red flag that window seal failure has taken place.

Here’s the Correct Procedure for Home Window Removal:

Incorrect Window Caulking: The primary function of window caulking is to act as an obstacle between outdoor air and your home’s exterior.  Caulking must be installed in a fluid, even manner, absent of cracks or holes in order to provide a full seal around your house windows.

Improper Installation: Drafty windows can also be the result of a window installer that left too large of gaps between the window and the frame. Lack of foam insulation between the rough opening and the window is a major contributor to drafty windows.  Without an ample amount of insulation around the perimeter of your windows, air infiltration is a certainty.

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Outdated Windows: The role of energy efficiency in your house windows relies heavily on the glass pack.  Single pane windows have minimal ability to curtail heat transfer.  They are also absent of Low-E glass coatings that prevent cold air from filtering indoors during the winter months.

Windows That Lacks Energy Efficiency: A reputable contractor can share with you which windows make the most sense for the climate you live in.  For example, vinyl windows work much better than aluminum windows in the Midwest.  That’s because aluminum transmits hot and cold air at a high rate.  When temperatures dip below freezing, and the home’s interior humid air comes in contact with the window’s cold surface, condensation occurs.  As the condensation continues to freeze and thaw, water damage can occur to your window frame and surrounding wall.  Aluminum windows are also notorious for air infiltration, adding strain to your utility bills.

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Home Window Replacement Reviews:

"We are part of an HOA. We had Lindus out to replace the windows in our townhome. They did a great job in the pre-sales, helps us select window design, and delivered the windows as ordered. I was very impressed with the installers. they were very professional, friendly, and showed a great deal of care for both our home and for keeping us safe during this time of COVID. Installation was top notch, the interior and exterior match wonderfully. great craftsmanship.  After having the windows for a number of months now, We really appreciate the quality and the noticeable change in heating and cooling."

Dennis A.
Hugo, MN
November 20, 2020

"Although Lindus was not the lowest bid, because of their excellent ratings on Angie's List we selected them to do the project. Removing 14 double hung wood windows and two large bay windows (including frames & interior trim), cutting back the exterior siding slightly, replacing with Infinity® from Marvin units and installing new interior trim was a four day project for the crew of three. It is doggone rare to find a company that takes this kind of pride in their work any more, but Lindus definitely does. Would we recommend them? We already have. With pleasure."

Thomas R.
St. Louis Park, MN
October 13, 2020

"Have used the company for both windows and LeafGuard® projects, Great products, sales staff and installers. Highly recommend."

Dennis F.
Eden Prairie, MN
September 11, 2020

"Chris and crew were fantastic. I would highly recommend them. I like my windows."

Susan N.
Baldwin, WI
July 12, 2020

"Customer service and great products were the reason I chose Lindus!  They proved it today came out fixed the track in the window that I goofed up. And took the time to explain what I did wrong and how to fix if I happen to do it again. Thank you, Sam."

Mike B.
Robbinsdale, MN
February 26, 2020
75% Off Installation Labor on GAF Asphalt Shingles, LeafGuard® Gutters, Infinity® from Marvin Windows.  No Payments Or Interest Until April 2023. We are also offering a free heat map analysis with insulation estimates through January 31st, 2022.
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