Summer storms can come out of nowhere and cause unexpected damage to your home, including your windows. After a strong storm hits your area, it’s a good idea to check your home for damage. In today’s post, we share a quick guide to inspecting your windows for storm damage.
Check the Glass Panes
One of the most obvious signs of storm damage to windows is cracking on the glass panes. This can range from hairline cracks to shattered glass or panes that have been completely blown out. If you see signs of damaged glass, contact your window contractor ASAP for repairs.
Bent or Warped Frames
In some cases, the glass panes are left intact but the frame may become bent or warped. Warped frames can cause the window seal to become ineffective. This type of damage typically requires window replacement from certified window contractors.
Problems With Opening or Closing Windows
In some cases, a summer storm can damage a window frame’s opening mechanism like the hinges or rails. This can make it difficult to open or close the windows. You’ll have to call in the experts to replace stiff windows.
Drafts and Water Leaks
Small gaps along the frame or along the edge of the glass panels of your replacement patio doors or windows might cause air and water leaks that can lead poor energy efficiency and moisture damage to other parts of your home.
Get storm-damaged windows replaced with top-notch replacement windows. Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle is the leading window and patio door company in Seattle, WA. You can call us at (206) 777-0954 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.