A window is not just a simple sheet of glass to offer vision, it’s an architectural detail that interacts with the design and feel of your home. It can add essential value to its location, so you should never settle for less than the best when it comes to windows in any room.

Five signs that your windows are improperly installed:

1. Drafts

If you feel a consistent and annoying draft every time the wind blows, your windows might be the culprit. This is often a sign that the window isn’t fitted properly or that there are cracks in the glass.

2. Condensation and Fogging:

Another indication that your windows need attention is when condensation or fogging occurs between the panes of glass. If you see this, there are usually gaps around the frame where air can get in and out leaving your home with less insulation.

After a decent winter storm I feel like I have survived months of drafts instead of weeks. Image Credit: Green Building Advisor

3. Noise Pollution:

If you’re hearing a lot more traffic or outdoor noise than usual, it might be because your windows aren’t doing their job of keeping the sounds out. Poorly installed windows can let in unwanted environmental sounds as well as vibrations that can make your home feel less stable.

4. Increased Energy Bills:

A surefire sign that something is wrong with your windows is when you see a sudden increase in your energy bills. This could be because of leaks around the frame, cracks in the glass, or improper insulation.

5. Damage to Furniture and Interior Walls:

When your windows aren’t fitted well, they can cause a lot of damage to your furniture and interior walls. Doors and windows that don’t close completely can cause dents in wood, drywall cracks, and other structural damage.

Now you know how to spot a bad window installation. If you think your windows might be the problem, it’s time for a consultation with a professional contractor who specializes¬† in windows and doors installation.