Window & Door Installation in Minnesota
If your windows and doors have been damaged in a storm, or it’s simply time for replacements, our certified contractors can install a variety of products for your needs. At Tony’s we carry the newest and best energy-efficient and stylistic choices for all of your window replacement and door replacement needs.
Our products are also proven to hold up through the harshest weather conditions. We know how important it is to conserve energy and save on bills during the cold winter months, as well as the summer months. Our products and installation services will help you improve the efficiency, comfort, and appearance of your home. We offer four types of windows and three types of doors for your design needs.
Bay windows allow for more natural light and beauty to come into your home.Learn More
Casement windows are easy to open, which allows for fresh air in your home.Learn More
These windows open from the top or bottom to allow for better air flow.Learn More
Sliding windows are great to enhance your view in areas like kitchens and porches.Learn More
Steel Entry Doors
These doors provide your home with enhanced security and appearance, as well as energy efficiency.Learn More
Patio door installation is a great way to enhance the appearance of your home.Learn More
Egress windows are crucial for basement safety, and we will ensure they function properly.Learn More
What Our Products Can Do For You
At Tony’s, we offer a variety of window and door styles so you can find the right look for your home. We offer four types of windows, all of which can be turned into egress windows for your basement or a different secluded area of your home:
- Bay Windows
- Casement Windows
- Double-Hung Windows
- Slider Windows
Additionally, the two types of doors we offer are:
- Patio Doors
- Steel Entry Doors
We have been using each of these products for years, and we use them because they are reputable and durable. Additionally, many of our windows and doors are energy-efficient and will help you reduce your energy costs, especially in the winter. With the treated glass, weather-tight seals, and other features, these windows and doors resist cold and warm air from the outside and trap air inside to help you maintain a consistent temperature.
Why do you have condensation on your windows?
Condensation is formed when warm, moist air comes in contact with cooler, dry air. Just like when your bathroom mirror “steams up” after a hot shower, the inside or outside of your window can sweat because of temperature differentials. The two variables to window condensation are indoor humidity and window temperature. To prevent condensation, these need to be controlled.
Defective windows do not cause condensation. Glass surfaces can have the lowest temperature of any surface in a house, and because of that, it is usually the first place you notice condensation.
The moisture in the air causes condensation. Moisture is naturally present in the air and it condenses when it comes into contact with cold surfaces.
While energy-efficient designs keep cold air outside, they also keep warm, moist air inside. Older window designs were less efficient, and therefore allowed moisture to escape.
If you didn’t have as much condensation before replacing your old windows, it’s probably because they were drafty. Good windows and insulation all create barriers to the air exchange of a home. When combined with the additional moisture from showers, cooking, or from clothes dryers not vented to the outside, the result is extra moisture and high indoor humidity levels.
The key lies in controlling the humidity inside your home. Opening a window briefly is a quick, temporary solution. The drier air will enter the room while the moist air is allowed to escape.
Some solutions that may reduce condensation include:
- Cracking open a window or door daily to air out your house
- Running exhaust fans longer in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room
- Opening drapes and blinds, which allows air to circulate
- Turning off any humidifying devices in your home
- Installing and using a dehumidifier
If you find condensation between the two layers of glass in an insulated window, the airtight seal has probably been broken and the glass might need to be replaced.
If there is too much moisture inside the home, you will see evidence. Moisture spots on the ceiling or walls, peeling paint, rotting wood, and mold growth are signs of a more serious humidity problem. If you experience these symptoms, a heating and cooling contractor should be contacted.
Contact Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors Today
If you are in the St. Cloud, Minnesota area and searching for a team for your door or window installation needs, contact Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors. Since opening for business in 1973, we have been providing our neighbors with the best customer service around and have been exceeding expectations for years. Our licensed and certified contractors will help you develop a budget before ordering and installing your products of choice.