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    3 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Old Wood Windows

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Wood windows are common in both older and newer homes, but all wood eventually deteriorates over time through exposure to weather, insects, and normal wear and tear.  Schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our licensed window contractors here at Progressive Insulation & Windows of Southern California if your wood windows exhibit any of these signs below:

    Interior Condensation

    Condensation occurs when moist air meets a cooler surface.  While it isn’t uncommon for condensation to form on the outside of your windows in humid weather, interior window condensation around the bottom edge of the glass indicates that your windows aren’t effectively insulating your home and preventing water damage.  Condensation is common in older single-pane windows, though a damaged double-paned window can also allow moisture in between the glass panes.

    Weather Damage

    Although wood windows can last for many years with proper installation and care, they are still especially prone to rot.  Loose seals and degraded weather stripping can cause air leakage and trap excess moisture within the frame, facilitating mold growth.  Remember that wood tends to rot from the inside out, and that even minor signs of water damage could quickly lead to expensive home repairs.

    Difficulty Opening and Closing

    Over time, the shape of a window opening can change as a home settles, especially with the occasional California earthquake.  This can compress the window frame, resulting in a “sticky” window, and may even form cracks in the frame or walls.  If this is the case, it is especially important to seek out the services of a specialized window contractor to examine the problem, as your new replacement windows will likely require custom dimensions.

    Replacing your windows is only cost-effective when you address the root causes of the damage.  We at Progressive Insulation & Windows suggest having one of our trained specialists inspect your home to give you an accurate assessment on your home windows.  As a specialty contractor, we have over 30 years of experience in home insulation and window replacement services in Woodland Hills and the surrounding areas.  Call (818) 709-0988 or visit us online to learn more about our services.

    Progressive Insulation & Windows Review, Chatsworth, CA

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Words cannot express how happy we are with our new master bedroom. The room is so beautiful that I never want to leave. Cory, all your fabric choices were perfect, from the windows treatments to the custom bedding. My husband and I cant thank you and Gary enough for your professionalism. From the moment we contacted shafran construction Company and... More

    Quality Air Interview with Progressive Insulation & Windows

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Steve Anderson, the owner of Progressive Insulation & Windows interviews John Ellis of SoCal Air dynamics.  John is an expert in his field and shares his knowledge with us.  If you find this video helpful, visit our YouTube channel or share this link with your friends on Facebook.

    We've Relocated our Progressive Learning Center

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Back in February, we moved our learning center to 9740 Topanga Canyon Blvd here in Chatsworth.  We refurbished our center to provide a better experience for our customers and instructors.  Our first class taught attendees the basics of the Energy Upgrade CA program; this program provides rebates to qualifying home owners for energy efficient home improvements.  Please call us at (877) 289-0145 to learn about our upcoming classes.

    If you know of people that would like to learn more about home windows, energy savings, etc, share our Feb 29 press release on Facebook.

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