Windows can seem “drafty” for a variety of reasons:
These types of problems are easy to remedy, however windows may seem “drafty” for another reason: a process in physics known as “Convection.”
Convection occurs when air gives up its heat to the colder glass and sinks to the floor. This movement sucks new, warmer air toward the glass that is simultaneously cooled, creating air movement. What you are actually experiencing is the process of warm air forcing colder air to move due to differing density properties. Heated air circulates through the home. When it reaches window glass it effectively pushes the existing air off the glass. This movement can be perceived as a “draft.”
Try this easy experiment as an example of how convection works:
Convection is actually proof that your new Comfort Windows are energy efficient and working at peak performance.
Tips to Reduce Convection
A Comfort customer has the option to choose either of these:
Moisture goes away quickly as the morning sun makes things warmer. Exterior moisture rarely forms in the colder, less humid winter months.
A single pane glass window will be much less likely to ever show exterior condensation because it stays directly warmer from the interior temperature of the building. A triple pane glass window is at least 75% more efficient against heat loss than the original single pane glass, but condensation can still result due to the physical conditions of its surroundings.
The extra measures that Comfort Windows takes to insulate our windows are unsurpassed. They are built to stop heat loss, which is a primary concern in our harsh northern climate.
September through December interior and exterior condensations become the nemeses of homeowners when they start to heat their homes. In the fall and early winter, humidity levels are still high inside the house. When outside temperatures drop drastically, they cause the exterior glass to get cold, sometimes causing condensation on the bottom of the interior glass. This usually goes away when temperatures stay low during the heart of winter.
If interior condensation continues during winter, it usually means there is a higher than acceptable level of moisture present inside the home, suggesting that ventilation and humidity levels need to be adjusted. Curtains and blinds over the window also stop the interior heat from getting to the glass, which in turn makes it colder. Condensation on the glass when blinds or curtains are first opened in the morning should be expected.
It should be noted that no Window manufacturers warrant against any type of condensation, interior or exterior, and it is specified in their written warranties.
Click here to view "Your Guide To Common Household Condensation."
We understand that cost is an important factor in most decisions however there are many variables to installing siding properly that are unknown until a Comfort representative can see your home. In addition there are a number of style options available to you that may affect price. We would be happy to walk you through these options as well as provide pricing during your free in-home estimate.
Your install will largely depend on the size of your home and the scope of the project. A typical wholehouse siding installation will take approximately 10-14 days. This amount of time is necessary for a proper installation that will keep your warranty intact.
No, you do not need to be present, although it can be helpful to be present for the first day/hours of installation. In the event you are not present we ask that you please leave access to an electrical outlet for the installation crew.
In most areas a permit is not required for siding installation. In the unusual circumstance that a permit is needed Comfort will handle that process.
Please remove anything hanging on the exterior walls on the inside of your home including the garage. Please make sure there is an unobstructed path around your home so the install crew can easily access your homes exterior.
The material is stored on site approximately one day before install begins. We will be happy to accommodate most reasonable requests regarding placement of the material.
Yes, the installation crew will leave a small amount of siding with you in the event that your siding gets damaged or a service is necessary. Please store this in a safe place as it is the best way to ensure color match.
We recommend viewing this website for maintenance information.
With our modern wall system you can relax and take comfort in knowing that mold and mildew are not growing behind your walls. Engineered for breathability, moisture is not trapped within and behind the walls. Without food and water, mold can’t grow. This is truly a system designed with the basement in mind.
Not at all...the Comfort Basement Remodeling System is professionally installed by a trained team of experienced construction specialists. They work fast with extreme precision. Team Comfort know is so experienced at this construction that they make very little disturbance to the rest of your living space and work very efficiently. When you see what’s behind Comfort’s exclusive Dual-Density Acousti-Soft Wall, you’ll see the unique Basement Remodeling System that Comfort proudly offers. It’s low-maintenance, easy to clean, and if you ever need to get behind the walls for any reason, the panels are easily removed and replaced without complicated construction, and messy drywalling, spackling and sanding. They just pop back into place.
Comfort Basement Remodeling offers an exclusive system designed to allow your basement walls to breath. Basements are typically high in moisture and over time become moldy, mildew filled caves. To combat that Comfort’s system is designed specifically to address that issue. Comfort also has a fairly quick installation process (about two weeks) and we do not sub-contract our installations, all installations our performed by our Comfort-employed and trained installation experts.
There is no definitive answer to this; however, most any person looking to purchase a home will appreciate the value of a finished space. Please refer to the National Association of Realtors for cost versus value reports.
Everybasement should have at least one egress window, in addition any sleeping spaceis NYS code mandated to have an egress window. An egress window is required asa second form of escape in the event that the stairs are blocked or unusable inan emergency. The window must have an openable area of 5.7 sq. ft. (net clearopenable height of 24 inches and net clear openable width of 20 inches and sillheight no more that 44 inches from the floor).
•SCRUB FREE W/OXY LEMON SCENT
•ZEP SHOWER TUB & TILE
•GREENWORKS NATURAL ALL PURPOSE CLEANER
•KABOOM SHOWER TUB & TILE CLEANER
•SEVENTH GENERATION SHOWER CLEANER – NATURAL CITRUS
•DOW SCRUBBING BUBBLES
•NAIL POLISH REMOVE
•POWDER OR CRYSTAL DRAIN CLEANERS
•GREENWORKS BATHROOM CLEANER
•SCRUB FREE W/BLEACH
•SEVENTH GENERATION BATHROOM CLEANER – REGULAR
Putting a liner into the old tub is the same as fitting one paper cup into another. Since each job is custom-made, it guarantees an exact match for your existing bathtub.
Most houses that are uncomfortable are improperly insulated and/or air sealed and could also have issues with the furnace and ductwork.
Your fiberglass insulation appears to be dirty because it has been filtering the dust out of the air as it passes through the fiberglass. To stop the air movement proper air sealing should be done.
Depending on your existing insulation values and the air sealing in your walls and attic we would recommend starting at the top in the attic and working your way down to the walls.
An energy audit usually takes 2-3 hours depending on the size of your house.
During an energy audit our technician will test your heating system and hot water heater for safety, check for any gas or propane leaks in/outside the house, in most cases a blower door which will check the building air leakage, a full assessment of the existing insulation/air sealing in a your home and at the end we will give a detailed estimate of the cost of the recommendations to make your home more energy efficient.
The incentives available are: 1. High Efficiency Measure incentive (HEMI)- which is a 10% rebate on eligible measures 2. Assisted Home Performance- which is a grant for up to 50% for those who meet the median income guidelines and meet the improvement eligibility requirements 3. On-Bill financing- which your payment is attached to your national grid bill for payment on the loan. See www.energyfinancesolutions.com for further details4. Energy Star financing- which payment is made to the lending source. See www.energyfinance solutions.com for more details.
The ice dams are caused by abnormal heat loss and lack of air sealing. In most cases an air sealing job will take care of ice dams. Click here for more information.
Air-sealing is the process of sealing small holes or penetrations that allow for air to enter or exit the house. This is usually done using a caulk or foam. Penetrations can include wire holes, plumbing holes, chimney chases and tops of interior and exterior walls in the attics.The average home has so many of these small holes that it is equivalent to leaving a window open year round.