After you buy replacement windows, you’ll be excited to have the installers come to your home and put them in for you. Of course, they’ll first have to remove the old windows and get them out of the way. But you might be surprised at what they discover. Installers who’ve been in the industry for a long time could tell you stories — but they won’t have time for that when they arrive at your home to install your new replacement windows.
Here’s a look at what the installers might uncover when they remove your old windows as part of the installation.
Mice, rats, and other rodents – not to mention insects of different varieties – can wreak havoc on a home. Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out how they’re actually getting into your home in the first place. But when the installers take out the old windows, you might find that your windows provided an easy route for rodents and insects to get into your home. They may also have left behind their waste, which can pose a health risk.
This is why it’s important that you stay on top of things as far as your windows are concerned. If they’re older and are letting in drafts, you can bet that there’s enough space for vermin and insects to enter your home. Pests don’t need an official welcome mat to greet them into your home. They will simply seize upon any opportunity you unknowingly provide them. Replacement windows will help. If you find that there’s an infestation in your home, however, it might make sense to call pest control to remedy that problem.
Mold and Mildew
The problem with mold and mildew is that they’re not only unsightly to behold, but also potentially costly to fix and hazardous to your health. Perhaps one of the reasons you want to change your windows is that you have noticed water seeping in around the windows that are still in place. But once the old windows are removed during the installation phase, you might see the full extent of the problem. One thing’s certain, once you detect a problem of this sort, you need to clean it up before putting in your replacement windows. Also check the flooring and even behind the wall. Failing to address the problem may present more costly problems later.
At Brock Doors and Windows Ltd., we understand that there can be some nasty surprises when your old windows come out. But we can make recommendations if there are issues. You won’t regret getting the replacement windows your home needs. You can also depend on our expert installers to get the job done right the first time around. We have 100+ committed employees, have been in business for over 30 years, have completed 100,000+ quality installations, and have served thousands of happy customers. Visit one of our four locations in Brampton, Etobicoke, Innisfil or Whitby today. You can also speak to us by phone at 1(800)449-3808.