Is there anything more irritating than the sound of a rattling window? Not only is the sound a constant source of annoyance, but it can also signal other problems like energy leaking out of your home, which can lead to skyrocketing energy bills. Before scheduling a window replacement, though, it’s important to understand what might be causing the rattling, as in some cases it might be a problem you could fix easily on your own.
Below are some of the common causes of rattling windows and basic fixes that you can try on your own:
Loose Glass – This is the leading cause of rattling windows. The solution is to simply caulk up the glass to ensure the windows is airtight. If the glass is properly secured, it won’t rattle anymore. Just make sure that you apply caulk to all the edges of your windows. You can use a putty knife to caulk hard to reach areas.
Unsealed Windows – If you have unsealed windows, your windows will likely produce a rattling sound. This is a more challenging problem that is best solved by investing in replacement windows, though you may be able to get away with adding some weather stripping. Doing so will also help you reduce energy costs because your windows will be more energy-efficient and weather-resistant.
Rotten or Damaged Window Parts – Unfortunately, this problem typically requires full window replacement. The best way to prevent it is to stay on top of window maintenance and cleaning, and to ensure your windows are installed by an experienced professional.
Renewal by Andersen of Philadelphia is always ready to help homeowners in need of high-quality replacement windows installed by experienced professionals. Call us today at (610) 813-6777. We serve homeowners in Philadelphia, PA, and surrounding areas.