Easy Fixes for Common Window and Door Problems

When your windows and doors are doing what they’re supposed to do, it’s easy to take them for granted. But if problems start to emerge, you will notice them in a hurry. Fortunately, many issues with windows and doors can actually be taken care of rather inexpensively, but sometimes Chino, CA replacement windows and doors are needed to fix problems for good.

Leaks and Drafts

If you feel a bit of a breeze whenever you walk past a door or window, then you may have a draft. You can do a few things to determine if this is the case. First, look at the exterior caulking around your windows and doors to determine if there are any gaps. You can also gently push the windows or the glass portion of your doors to see if there’s movement — if they rattle, then you’ll need to rectify the problem. As well, if you can see outdoor light seeping in around the window frames or door frames, then you can be certain that you have leaks. Try these quick fixes to see if you can correct the problem: Get a caulking gun and re-caulk the problem windows and doors. You can also use some weather stripping to see if this stops drafts. If the problems persist, then you may need replacement windows and doors for your home. You can reach out to a replacement window store to have a professional come to your home, conduct an assessment and then provide you with recommendations.


Do you see condensation or sweating on your windows or on the glass portion of your doors? A little bit of it that goes away shortly after forming isn’t usually a reason for alarm, but if it’s a chronic thing, then you’ll want to investigate further. Somethings you can do that may help include opening your windows, adjusting the humidifier, adjusting the thermostat and using window coverings. Try one or more of these solutions to see if you get some relief. It may be necessary, if the problem persists, to call in a professional to get their expert opinion. While it could still be possible to fix the problem, chronic condensation is usually a telltale sign that replacements are in order. Once you know your options, you can proceed accordingly.

No one wants to experience problems with their windows and doors, but you may face this scenario if yours have been in place for a long time. If you need Chino, CA replacement windows and doors or want to ask some questions, contact us at Ameristar Windows for a free, no-obligation consultation. You can reach us by phone at (888) 698-4143 or visit us in our showroom at 3453 Chicago Ave Riverside, CA 92507. We offer the best in energy efficient replacement windows and doors, factory direct pricing, custom made products, professional installation, and lifetime warranties. Let us know what we can do to help you. Our team will be happy to work with you so that you get the windows and doors that you need for your home.

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