Your windows and doors play a key role in your home’s beauty, energy efficiency and weather protection, which is why you need to ensure they’re in good condition at all times. The best way to do that is by scheduling regular home inspections where your windows, gliding patio doors and other exterior components of your property are thoroughly assessed for signs of damage.
Today, Renewal by Andersen of Seattle discusses common window defects to check for during a home inspection.
Window glazing is susceptible to cracking and chipping. When this happens, gaps can form around the window glass, causing air leaks in your home. If you notice your window’s glazing is damaged, you may be able to repair the problem using glazing putty and a putty knife. For more serious damage, however, window replacement is the better solution.
Condensation on your windows can be caused by several factors, not all of which indicate damage to the window. However, if you spot condensation on your window and can’t determine what’s causing it, it’s always a good idea to consult with a window and door replacement professional in case the underlying problem is a broken seal.
Broken Sash Cords
Older windows tend to feature heavy, cylindrical-shaped weights tucked inside the jamb. These windows are often operated with pulleys and ropes; once the windows are raised or lowered, the weights provide the right counterbalance to prevent the window from sliding. It is possible for the cotton cording to break, causing the weights to fall, making it impossible to open the window. Fortunately, this is a relatively easy issue to repair.
To install energy-efficient windows or hinged patio doors in your home, simply turn to Renewal by Andersen of Seattle. We are your number one provider of door and window replacement services. Give us a call at (206) 686-7733 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Seattle and other nearby areas.