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4 Signs it is Time for New Windows

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Do you know the signs of damaged windows? It’s not always obvious when your windows are ready for replacement. Here are four signs it’s time for new windows.

Sign #1: It’s Getting Drafty in Here

You can often tell when a window is drafty by putting your hands near the edges when it’s cool out. If you can feel cold drafts from inside the house, the window is no longer doing its job. At this point, you’re just losing energy through them, and you’ve probably noticed it on your ever-increasing energy bills.

 

Sign #2: You Have to Get Backup to Open or Close Them

Wanting to open or close a window and being unable to because of faulty mechanism, sticking, jamming, rust, or rot is frustrating. It’s also a safety issue. If you have more than one window that won’t open or close properly, that’s a sign it’s time for a replacement.

 

Sign #3: Condensation in or on the Glass

If your window glazing is failing, it can lead to condensation. You should not see condensation between the panes of glass on your windows. You also shouldn’t see condensation inside or outside on your windows. Those are signs that heat is getting out and cold is getting in, and vice versa.

 

Sign #4: Water Damage

Water damage on the window frame could happen due to age, exposure to the elements over time, or window damage after a big storm. If you see cracks, mold, rust, or decay, your window needs replacing, and potentially the window frame.

 

Is it time to replace your windows? If you notice any signs of damage, don’t wait. Instead, call in the professionals at Premiere Roofing for a free window assessment and evaluation.

Dos and Don’ts of Halloween Roof Decorating

decorating safety for halloweenThe spookiest of holidays is eerily close, but decorating safety for Halloween might not be on your mind as you dig out the ghostly décor. However, there are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind to help you avoid roof damage with decorations.

 

Do Check the Roof First

Checking for roof damage before adding decorations can help prevent anything worse from happening to your roof. Missing, damaged, or discolored shingles are telltale signs of roof issues. Avoid those areas when decorating and call a roofing professional for an assessment.

 

Do Protect Your Shingles

Protecting your shingles is the number one way to avoid damage to the roof with decorations. Hang items from the fascia board under the outer edge of the roof or from the gutters to prevent damage. Use clips or removable hooks to attach lights and decorations.

 

Don’t Use Nails

Putting ails in your roof is a great way to create a leak. Talk about a scary Halloween. Water damage is the nightmare you don’t want. Avoid this by using reusable light clips that hook to gutters or straps that you can attach to the ground to hold up the decorations.

 

Don’t Damage Your Gutters

Light clips are a great way to hang holiday lighting but don’t hang anything heavier from your gutters. Avoid using the gutters as anchors for heavy items or to tie anything down. It’s possible to bend, damage, or displace them if you aren’t careful.

 

Decorating for the holidays, starting with Halloween, can be a scary good time! But not if you damage your roof in the process. Contact the roofing professionals at Premiere Roofing for more tips on roof decorating safety, for an assessment of possible roof damage, or to inspect your roof before you get started.

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