Windows are an important part of our home’s overall design. They can not only add to the curb appeal of your home, but they are integral to letting natural light and airflow inside as well. Unfortunately, sometimes things can go wrong with your windows. While some window problems require the help of a trained window contractor, there are some common problems that homeowners can address on their own. Here are some common window problems and how to fix them.
Stress cracks in windows are more common than you would think. These cracks can appear when there has been a sudden and drastic change in the temperature inside or outside your home. This type of damage is much more common in lower-grade windows. An experienced window contractor will make sure that the proper type of glass for your climate is installed in your home in the first place. However, if you experience these types of stress cracks, chances are you were not given the appropriate glass for your home’s location. Windows that are cracked should be replaced as soon as possible. As temperatures continue to fluctuate, these cracks can grow, creating a dangerous situation. When getting a window replaced, make sure you call on a trusted window contractor that will ensure that you receive the appropriate type of glass for your home.
Nothing is more frustrating than when a window does not glide open and shut the way it’s supposed to. There are a few different reasons why this might be occurring. However, the most likely culprit is buildup in the track of your window. Over time, dust and other debris can collect within your window tracks. With the natural moisture in the air, this debris can become cakey, and cause your window to stick. Taking some time to clean out your tracks regularly can help you avoid this problem. Usually, this can be accomplished without the use of any special cleaning agent. Simply use a moist towel to wipe away any build up that has collected.
Foggy windows are typical during colder months when there is a lot of cold moisture in the air. However, is this is an ongoing problem in your home, the climate inside your house may be to blame. If the inside of your home is too humid, it could cause your windows to become foggy on a regular basis. Ceiling fans or a dehumidifier can help reduce the amount of moisture inside your home. If you have double-pane windows and you’ve noticed that condensation has generated in between the layers of your window, you should call a professional window contractor to inspect them. Moisture in between window panes could point to a problem with their seal.
If you experience any of the above window problems and need the help of a seasoned window contractor, call the experts at Diversified Glass. We have decades of experience creating custom window and other glass solutions for our residential customers.