Whether you have a nice sliding window or double-hung replacement windows, regular wear and tear will eventually take its toll, and, sooner or later, problems will begin to arise. One such problem that’s particularly annoying is rattling. The worst part about rattling windows is that they are not easy to ignore.
Rattling noises coming from your windows are certainly bothersome. Luckily, there are steps you can take to identify what’s causing this problem and fix them once and for all.
The most common reason for rattling windows is old age. If your windows have been around for 15 years or more, it may be time to consider getting a home window replacement. Aging windows will often have loosened parts, warped sashes or other worn-out details that can lead to rattling problems. Replacing your old windows will also address other issues, such as drops in energy efficiency and performance.
Sashes and Frames
The moving parts of a replacement window are the most prone to rattling. As such, it’s important to contact a local window professional to do an inspection if any of your windows are showing signs of dislodged or loosened glass and sashes. A full inspection can help identify the root cause of your noisy windows as well as help you determine a reasonable solution.
For some styles, such as replacement casement windows and sliding windows, accessories can be the culprit. These can either be the mortise plate for the window latch or even the rails and tracks that help slide the window open. You can easily check these features yourself; however, you will need the help of a professional to repair them properly.
You can count on our window experts at Renewal by Andersen® Midwest to help you resolve all your replacement window problems. Call us today at (866) 997-8537, or fill out our contact form to schedule a virtual consultation and request a free estimate on replacement windows, doors and more.