Categories for Window Repair

What Causes Double-Pane Windows to Fail?

October 21, 2020

Most residential properties have double-pane windows to provide extra insulation and prevent heat transfer from inside to outside (or vice versa). Over time, though, the seal in double-pane windows can lose its effectiveness, resulting in air loss. This problem is most noticeable when you start to see cloudiness or condensation showing up on your windows. Here’s an overview of what you should know about double-pane window failure in Alaska and what you can do about it. Added insulation Glass on its own does not make for a particularly effective insulator. This is why single-pane windows have been out of style... View Article

Things You Need to Know About Windows

April 16, 2020

They let natural light into our homes and brighten our rooms. They hold off the elements when a storm is raging its worst. They offer a glimpse of the world going on outside. They’re your windows, and they serve as your link to what’s going on out in the world. But there’s a lot you may not know about windows and window repair in Alaska. Here are some of the most useful facts for homeowners: The concept of windows in the home originated in ancient Rome. Replacing single-pane windows with double-pane windows can save homeowners as much as $400 a... View Article

What to Do About Failed Window Seals

December 12, 2019

Almost all modern windows feature sealed glazing to provide the window with better insulation compared to old, outdated single-pane windows. Over time, however, these seals can fail, which can result in heat being transferred into or out of the home and also cut down on the clarity of the window. These seals feature an inert gas (often argon) located in between the panes of glass. That gas can leak out over time, and when a leak develops, moisture from outside can get inside the space between the panes. These leaks develop as a result of pressure differentials between the gas... View Article

Preserve the Charm of Historic Windows

August 21, 2019

If you live in an older or historic house, chances are, you’re simply in love with your home’s character. After all, they don’t make them like they used to, and older homes often exude a sense of charm and craftsmanship that’s largely lacking from the ugly glass and steel residential boxes that are built today. Preserving the historic character and charm of your home should be one of your top priorities if you’re fortunate enough to live in a classical abode. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to repair damaged parts of your home, or improve its energy efficiency, without compromising... View Article

Window Sash Repair

January 21, 2019

You might think a window sash is related to curtains, given that the more common use of the term relates to something the next “Miss America” would wear. However, the other use of the word actually has to do with the windows themselves. The sashes on windows are what hold the glass in place. These very important pieces can be made of lots of materials (wood, vinyl, metal, etc.) and function in a variety of ways, depending on the design. Some are static, while others are able to move in and out or up and down. If your sashes are... View Article

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