You never know what you may find in and around your home once the snow melts and weather starts to warm up. This is why after winter it’s very important to inspect your home. Your window is one of the crucial areas, in particular, you should inspect every year.
Arising over the winter months there would be an ample of house windows issues. The key to reducing the effects on your home and minimize repair costs is addressing them after their identification as soon as possible.
During the winter no homeowner wants things to go wrong with their home. To limit the effects of the winter weather there is a lot you can personally do while issues and damages emerge.
Your windows can be saved from any damage in the future by being proactive and taking a few measures today. All it takes is elbow grease and a little bit of idea.
Based on the type of windows installed what to look for and how you assess your windows will vary. Here are some points based on the type of windows you have at your home.
Assess your wood windows after winters
In general, as compared to newer vinyl windows, after winter wood windows are more prone to experience issues. They may also require window replacement. Over the winter months can take a significant amount of punishing can be taken by old wood windows. Here is what to look for:
• Damaged / broken weather-stripping: Over the winter weather-stripping and caulking can harden and break or crack. Make sure to replace it for maintaining a tight seal around the windows.
• Wood rotting: The time for a replacement is indicated by the rotting window frames. To slide your windows open they also make it difficult. • Sticking: Wood can swell due to the effects of winter weather and water. To open them this makes it very difficult.
• Chipped paint: It’s time to repaint if you notice paint chipping away.
Assess your vinyl windows during winter
Many of the issues that wood windows and doors have can be experienced by the vinyl windows during the winter. To look for there are also some specific issues in vinyl window. They include:
• Drafts: Any issue in the installation is indicated by the drafts. Damage to the weather-stripping or frame is also denoted by it.
• Excessive condensation: Some condensation is fine. There is an issue with your windows if you notice a large amount of mold and moisture build up.
• Moisture drops in glass panes: You most likely have a failed seal if there is condensation build up between window panes. This means as an insulator the window will be no longer airtight and be less efficient.
Your screen is one part of your windows that can easily get damaged during the winter. Causing it to stretch or even rip, between the window page and screen, snow and ice can build up. From windows that are directly exposed to snow drifts removing the screens is the best step to take. Recommend the right course of ac action and contact a windows professional to assess if you notice any of these issues.