Mid South’s full frame window application is often the best long term solution for wood window replacement. We invite you to learn more about Weather Shield’s® extensive design choices and top rated energy efficient technology.

Eliminate Deteriorating Wood Windows

Replace your rotten wood windows with Weather Shield® full frame windows, and say goodbye to the problems associated with wood windows once and for all. All Weather Shield® windows are Energy Star® qualified and approved for federal tax credits and TVA incentives.

Houses with wood windows that were installed between 1975 and 2000 in Knoxville,Tennessee and the surrounding areas are especially prone to rotting, fogged glass and overall window frame deterioration. Many of these windows do not operate and seal properly, and the wood around the glass is rotting.

Once the deterioration has begun in some windows, it is likely to continue to appear throughout the home’s windows. Once there is significant deterioration, substantial repairs can be expensive, and it is often a continual battle to stay ahead of the deterioration.

Mid South’s full frame window application is often the best long term solution for wood window replacement. We invite you to learn more about Weather Shield’s® extensive design choices and top rated energy efficient technology.

Solutions for rotting window frames

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A major consideration when replacing wood windows is evaluating the condition of the wood window frame which will remain if an Insert window application is chosen.

With an insert application, the frames are usually covered with aluminum coil stock. All decaying and rotting wood must be removed and repairs made prior to covering wood frames, or the rotting will continue under the covering. If there is significant decaying, rotting and the frames are in an overall deteriorated condition, a full frame replacement window is often the most economical long term solution.

Mid South’s full frame replacement windows eliminate the potential for rotting wood by replacing the entire window with a high performance product designed to withstand the damaging effects of heat and humidity.

Full Frame windows are like new construction.

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The entire frame and sash are removed resulting in weather tightness and greater glass area. Removing the entire frame eliminates the risk of future repairs and maintenance resulting from rotting wood window frames.

Replacing the full frame removes all rotting wood and eliminates the problem once and for all.

Windows built between 1975 and 2000 are susceptible to rot.

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Wood windows manufactured from the 1950’s through 1975 do not have insulated glass; therefore there is no seal between the glass to fail and cause the windows to fog.

Chemicals historically used to treat the wood used in windows changed because of regulations enacted in the late 70’s. While environmentally friendly, most experts believe that the new chemicals are not as effective in preventing rot as those used during the earlier period.

Wood windows, with a painted exterior, manufactured after changes were made to the wood treatment process, do not have the longevity of their earlier counterparts.

Damaging impact of heat and humidity

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The high humidity we experience in Knoxville and the surrounding areas makes wood windows more susceptible to rot than windows in drier regions.

Knoxville, Chattanooga, Tri-Cities, and the surrounding areas are located in a moderate to severe wood decay hazard climate.

Wood destroying fungi cause tremendous damage to wood windows and doors. Brown rots and white rots are the most common types of fungi found. These wood destroying rots thrive in the Southeast because of high yearly rainfall totals and hot, humid temperatures. Decay in wood primarily occurs because moisture comes in contact with the wood.

** This information is from A Sustainable House for the Southeastern United States.

Fogged glass and rotten window frames

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