Your windows are built to keep you safe and comfortable no matter what kind of weather you have outside. If you recently weathered a storm and see that your windows have sustained damage, you won’t think twice about having the needed repairs. But before calling in a professional window replacement, you need to assess your windows to know the full extent of their damage. Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle shares more below.
In weather that has high wind speeds such as storms and tornadoes, you’ll likely see damaged roofs, trees being knocked over, and shattered unsecured windows. Once the weather becomes favorable again, make sure you check your windows for cracks, holes, or dents. Once you see shattered or broken glass, you’ll need to have the affected windows replaced as soon as possible.
This type of damage is easy to spot, as it can be evidenced by the dents it leaves on your home’s exterior. The dents can often be around the size of a golf ball, which is more than enough to damage or even break your gliding windows if they’re unprotected. After the storm passes, look for cracks on your window’s glazing, as well as dented and shattered glass near your windows. Also, don’t forget to check the flashing above the window frames for dents.
Minimizing Window damage
If you’re in a high wind or storm area, make sure to have your windows fitted with protective storm shutters to protect the exposed glass. Although this won’t completely protect your windows from storm damage, this is still much safer than leaving them completely exposed. The shards from a broken or shattered window can become dangerous projectiles during strong winds.
When you’re looking to replace your storm-damaged double-hung windows, our team at Renewal by Andersen of Seattle will get the job done! To get started, you can reach us at (206) 777-0954 or by filling out our convenient online contact form. We serve our customers in Bellevue and neighboring areas.