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Window Rattling: Causes and Solution

Rattling in windows is not just a minor annoyance; it may also indicate a problem with your existing units. But in order to deal with the issue effectively, you’ll need to determine what’s causing it first. Renewal by Andersen® of Montana, a trusted installer of sliding windows in the area, shares what can cause your windows to rattle – plus how to fix that.

Window Rattling

What Causes Window Rattling

One notable cause of window rattling is loose window glass, which is a typical issue with older windows. The glass becomes loose because the seal that connects it with the frame has either cracked or broken. Having the cracks caulked can fix this, but this only works for a short time.  If there are too many gaps, and if your windows are already old, it might be a good idea to call a local window company for a replacement.

Another reason for rattling is due to a detaching sash. Exposure to inclement weather makes your window more susceptible to damage. This, in fact, can cause the window sash to pull away from the frames, causing the unit to rattle even in the slightest wind.

How to Deal With Rattling Windows

The most effective way to deal with old, rattling windows is to get new ones. As a window replacement expert, Renewal by Andersen of Montana can help you with this. We offer high-quality windows in a variety of styles and shapes that are designed for durability and long-lasting performance. Using a revolutionary composite material, Fibrex®, we can ensure that your replacement windows will remain impervious to the harshest elements, all while keeping an airtight seal that prevents rattling and significant energy loss. 

Apart from this, our window options come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass. This advanced feature helps reduce unwanted solar heat gain in your home, making it invaluable during the summer. But just wait – it’s also helpful in winter. This excellent glass package, in fact, prevents heating energy from escaping your home during the cold season, allowing for warmer and more comfortable spaces, minus the high energy costs.

Schedule a Window Consultation

From classic casements and double hung windows, to sleek sliding and picture windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Montana has got you covered. Using top-tier options and delivering superior workmanship, we’ll make sure your window project runs smoothly from start to finish. Call us today at (406) 259-3944 or fill out this contact form to schedule your window evaluation. We proudly serve homeowners in Billings, MT, and other areas in Yellowstone County.

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"I highly recommend Renewal by Andersen. We were treated well and everything went smoothly from start to finish. The company kept in contact with me before, during, and after the installation and let me know what to expect. I'm in love with my new windows! I will be using this company again when we refinish our basement. "

KRISTIE WOLTER | HELENA, MT
July, 21

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