Ask any homeowner about leaks and you will get mostly the same answers: that these problems usually happen to the roof or any component of the plumbing system. Although both are true, there are other parts of your home susceptible to such issues: your windows.
Your windows can develop both water and air leak problems. Air gains entry through gaps and drafts in your windows. Once it enters your home, it will replace the conditioned (heated or cooled) air you pay for with uncomfortable outdoor air. In other words, you would have to spend even more money to cool or heat this new air from the outside.
As more outside air passes through these entry points, the more work, and unnecessary stress you place on your heater or air conditioner.
It is quite easy to determine whether or not your windows have already developed leaks in them. When you see gaps in and around them, take this as a sign that you should call a window repair specialist in Indianapolis. According to Suburban Glass Service, Inc, this is particularly true for houses that have older installations. In most cases, drafts occur around the sides where glass panels fit into the window frames, or at the sides, bottoms, and edges of window frames.
In many cases, repairs of gaps and drafts usually involve the application of draft guards, seals, and weatherstripping. However, you should consider complete restoration especially when you have really old windows (particularly wooden ones). Restoring these parts of your home will tighten them up and make them just as efficient as newly-installed windows.
Note that while you can perform some weatherstripping task, you should leave complete window repairs and restoration in the hands of professionals.