Mold isn’t something any homeowner wants to see on their home. It can be unsightly and dangerous. Sometimes, Reedley, CA replacement windows are a good idea and other times, you can get away with other solutions. Use these tips to figure out where the water is coming from so you can stop it in its tracks.
Find The Water Source
Identifying where the water is coming from and stopping it is essential to taking care of the problem. There are many different sources and it isn’t always easy to figure out. Water is fluid and can easily move from one place to another. If there is mold around your windows, there are three main places that it could come from. First, condensation. Second, a window leak from poor maintenance. And third, pooling water outside. Window moisture can be from cracked siding or roof leaks and not the actual window.
Take a look at the area around your house where the mold is growing. If you notice siding peeling away from the house, you might need siding repairs to stop water from getting into the home. The issues might also come from further up on the home, like the roof. Have a free roof inspection done because water follows the least resistant path and that might mean around the windows, even if the roof is the cause.
Once you find the source of the water causing the mold, you can go about fixing the issue for now and for the future.
Window Failure Options
If you’ve found your roof and siding to be sound, your windows might be worn out. Older wood windows can easily crack and split over time and they may also warp and allow moisture into the home. If you think the windows are letting the water in, talk to a replacement company about getting new windows. Replacement windows will do a better job at everything, including keeping water out. They will also keep air out and allow you to have a more energy efficient home. You’ll want to make sure you get all of the mold properly cleaned up before you get replacement windows so the growth doesn’t continue. You might even have to check between the walls when the windows come out to ensure there isn’t anything there that needs to be addressed.
If you’re wondering if your windows are on their way out since they are showing signs of leaking air or water, contact Clovis Glass at (559) 299-2819 for a free inspection and consultation. We’d love to take a look at your windows and give you advice as to whether or not Reedley, CA replacement windows are the right way to go. We promise to only advise you to get new windows if that’s what we would do on our own homes. We’ll get to the bottom of your moisture issues and help you through to the other side. Stop by with your questions at 99 Sunnyside Ave, Clovis, CA 93611. We’d love to show you around our showroom.