Rain is a good thing; for the most part. It’s important for watering our yard and greenery which provides beautiful scenery for us to view. However, having too much moisture can cause detrimental effects, encouraging mold growth in areas it doesn’t need to be; around your windows.
Mold becomes an issue in many areas of a home, which you’re likely aware of if you’ve been a homeowner for a good length of time. There are a variety of ways to treat mold and for this we’re thankful. Not everyone has time to wipe down their windows every time it rains and you shouldn’t have to do this. If you’re experiencing a mold issue around your windows, no amount of cleaning will make it stop forever. The best way to eliminate the problem is replacing your windows.
Old Windows & Mold
If you’re having an issue with mold around your windows, it’s likely simply due to the fact that your windows are old. Windows will endure a lot of wear and tear so it’s only natural that they will need to be replaced over time. If you have wood or aluminum framing around your windows, you could be encouraging the mold because they’re prone to condensation. Single pane window homes are still around as well and because these are no longer in code (and haven’t been for over a decade) you will likely have mold issues, even if they were installed correctly.
Old Windows = Significant Health Risks
Mold exposure can cause a variety of health problems but not everyone will have the same symptoms. Common symptoms of mold exposure include wheezing, coughing, irritation of the eyes, skin and throat, and nasal congestion. Worse yet, those with asthma or symptoms related to COPD could have significantly worse symptoms if mold is present. In 2009, the World Health Organization published a report on mold that covered different countries and climates, that further confirms these symptoms of mold exposure.
What You Can Do
It’s important that you take immediate action when encountering mold in your home; no matter the kind or where it’s found. In the case that your windows are experiencing mold, whether on or around, that is your proof that moisture is penetrating your windows and causing the mold to develop. Lakeside Exteriors has a professional team of window replacement experts that can efficiently replace your windows.
Our specialty is quality fiberglass windows which we recommend to all of our clients because of their durability and effectiveness. If you would like more information about our window replacement services just give us a call or visit our Services page. We can provide a free quote as well when you contact us to learn more about our products and services.