8 Situations When You Should Repair Your Windows
1. Chipped or Peeling Paint
Repair chipped or peeling paint with a fresh coat to elevate the appearance of your home. A qualified window company can efficiently swap your old paint for new and revive the appearance.
2. Water Damage
Water damage can seep into your home through cracks and chips in the glass or if it saturates the frame. You can call your local repairman to fix the damage if the panes are intact.
3. Rotted Frames
A common effect of water damage is rotted frames. Rotting wood frames is generally caused by heavy rain and humidity. The older your home is, the more likely your frames will rot. If you can see signs of rot or the frame is soft to the touch, it’s time to call one of our window repair experts.
4. Broken Muntins or Mullions
Muntins and mullions are pieces of wood that sit between glass panes. Some muntins and mullions are purely decorative, while others support the window panes. If your muntins or mullions are chipped, peeling, or dented, they can be repaired without replacing the entire window.
5. Worn Caulking
Caulking is used to seal gaps and goes between your frame and wall. When caulking begins to wear, the gaps let in cool air, humidity, insects, and water. If your window is drafty, the caulking may need to be replaced. Replacing caulking is a straightforward fix our qualified technicians can easily do.
6. Difficulty Opening and Closing Windows
Windows that can’t open or close properly need window repair services. Sticking windows are annoying and also a fire hazard. Older homes might have wood sashes or rusty hinges that impede a window’s ability to function correctly. Generally, inoperable windows are caused by one of the following issues that can be easily repaired:
7. Damaged Casing
The casing protects your window from damage and contributes to your home’s curb appeal. Weather and climate can damage the casing, causing it to become loose, cracked, rotted, or missing entirely. While the damaged casing is unattractive, it can be easily repaired.
8. Rotting Drip Cap
The drip cap is on the top of your frame and acts like a tiny awning preventing moisture from getting into your house. If the drip cap is made of wood, it can rot. A rotted drip cap is a relatively easy fix that won’t require installing new windows.