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Have you noticed that the windows on your Ottawa property are in bad shape? Would replacing the current windows be better than spending money on repairing them? If so, you need to learn all you can about residential window restoration.

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Doing so can help you understand the signs. Depending on the issue, it might be wise to repair your windows and save money with a window glass repair company that uses state-of-the-art technologies for window restoration.

See below for an in-depth list of the most common residential window issues and whether we recommend repairing or replacing them.


  1. Your Windows Are Foggy

All Ottawa homeowners experience this at one point or another. The extreme conditions of our year-round weather can take a massive toll on your windows.

That fluctuation in weather can cause water to seep inside the glass of your windows (assuming you have double-pane or triple-pane) and cause the humidity inside to build up. The result of all that humidity is a foggy effect that can make it virtually impossible to see through the glass.

Generally, this foggy effect happens slowly over time, so it can be hard for you to notice. When it does happen, it can be hard to fix. Most manufacturers make their insulated glass units with seals, making them very difficult to disassemble. Some window repair services might even tell you that it’s impossible.

Truthfully, you need to know the right people. If foggy windows are your only issue, schedule our foggy window repair and save up to 70 percent in the process. At Window Medics, we have windows defogger and can restore your windows to their pristine condition in no time.

If you’re experiencing additional issues on this list, it’s best to replace the windows entirely than spend extra money on repairs.


  1. You Have Water Leaks

Whenever someone thinks of water damage inside their home, they tend to assume that it would come from faulty plumbing. That is only sometimes the case; your windows can cause a tremendous amount of water damage if they’re in bad condition.

  • Some of the most common signs of water damage include:
  • A musty odor that’s difficult to locate
  • Mildew or mold growth on your walls or floors
  • Your floors are starting to warp
  • You see discoloration on your walls or floors
  • The drywall is starting to bulge or sag
  • Signs of dry rot around your house

The list goes on and on. Water leaks from windows usually indicate a problem with your sealant around the window.

If you catch this problem early on, it’s as simple as resealing the window to eradicate the leaks. However, if there are significant signs of water damage or your windows are aging, you’ll want to replace your windows.

If your window is still in good shape and is experiencing only minor water damage issues, we can ensure that your windows are sealed correctly and that your interior is void of any water leaks in the future.


  1. Your Energy Bills Are Rising

Whenever homeowners notice that their energy bills have skyrocketed, they blame the HVAC system. The truth is that your system is just compensating for the lack of insulation inside your home.

Your windows might complicate the temperature indoors if they have cracks or are improperly sealed. They can also cause more air to escape your home if they don’t have a strong IGU (insulated glass unit).

We suggest that you replace those windows with double-pane or triple-pane technology. It can help you keep your home at your desired temperature and give some much-needed relief to your HVAC system.

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Whenever there’s poor insulation in a home, the HVAC system is forced to overcompensate and burn through more energy to maintain your preferred temp. The more energy it burns, the more it will cost you on your energy bill.

However, if you have double-pane or triple-pane windows and are still seeing a rise in your energy bill amount, connect with us to see if any gap might be compromising the insulation. If there are minor cracks or your glass is broken, our professionals can quickly repair or replace your glass and restore your home’s energy efficiency.


  1. Your Windows Have Cracks

Even those without much knowledge of homeownership know that a cracked window is a bad sign. It can lead to several serious issues, such as a break-in, water damage, overheating of your HVAC system, foggy windows, and more.

As we mentioned before, some of the window manufacturers seal their IGUs so much that the cracked glass can’t be repaired, and some professionals may also tell you that you need window replacement.

But before you go for full window replacement, let us take a look first! If you have a cracked glass, schedule an appointment with us – Window Medics. We’ll come to assess the situation and recommend our best service to fix it quickly.


  1. Your Windows Are Too Old

As all homeowners know, nothing lasts forever. Like any other feature in your house, there comes a day when your windows are too old and need to be replaced to ensure safety and comfort.

Depending on the material your windows are made of, that day might come sooner than you had intended. Aluminum windows are notorious for having their frames fail only a few years into their lifespan.

Be sure to replace those old windows with vinyl windows. These are eco-friendly, cost-efficient, and the most durable window material on the market.


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Invest in Residential Window Glass Repair or Replacements Today

Now that you know whether you need residential window glass repair or replacement for your Ottawa home, don’t wait any longer.

Take the time to read this article for more information on 7 quick tips for repairing foggy windows and see how we can help you get clear windows once more. To get started, please call us at 613-519-1317, and we will gladly assist you further.

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