The problem a lot of owners of older homes face is that outdoor temperatures get in through poor window installations. They are usually constructed of single-pane glass or the hardware around it is falling apart. Also, aside from the elements sneaking in through weakened windows, you also have to worry about allergens coming in—especially if you or someone in your household suffers from seasonal allergies. But there’s a simple way to fight back against allergens: new window glass may be the answer to avoiding red and itchy eyes, coughing, sneezing and irritating congestion.
Here are some ways installing quality dual-pane home windows in Laramie, WY can help combat outdoor allergies this spring, and all year long.
Dual-pane glass offers protection
Allergy sufferers everywhere are all too familiar with having to hide inside during peak allergy days or times. Once inside with all the doors and windows closed, you’re safe from seasonal pollens, right? Toss in regular dusting and vacuuming and you’re extra safe, yes? Unfortunately, single-pane or damaged window glass does not reduce allergy triggers; the truth is, they offer very little protection.
Reduces mold growth
High quality, properly installed dual-pane windows are great at preventing condensation. In fact, they are designed to reduce moisture buildup that could lead to mold growth. Over time, condensation might form on the surface of the interior-facing glass on single-pane windows, while building up on the inside of substandard double-pane windows. Not only is mold unsightly, it’s also unhealthy for residents to breathe.
Poor windows let pollen in
As spring gets into full gear, you need to watch for the signs of window glass or window hardware malfunction, like busted weather seals. This is because not only is the temperature rising, but so is the pollen count, which means your seasonal allergies are going to flare up in a wicked way. As we’ve discussed, pollen can get inside your house through weakened or broken window glass or seals, which means closing your windows will be ineffective at keeping allergens out.
Problems to watch out for
Long-time allergy sufferers can tell the difference between mild and severe allergy days. If your allergies are raging nonstop with no relief, your old or damaged window glass could be to blame. To summarize, if you notice condensation inside dual-pane windows, moisture buildup on interior glass, mold growth or visible damage—or if you can feel air leaking in from closed windows—you can probably benefit from glass replacement services, or at least a professional window assessment.
If you need new home windows in Laramie, WY and want to install quality dual-pane window glass, give the professionals at Cowboy Glass LLC a call. We are experienced in all sorts of residential window glass repairs and replacements, and are able to suggest the best type of windows for your home to save energy while increasing indoor comfort. Don’t wait until your allergies have gotten the better of you—call us today! We look forward to helping you feel comfortable at home!