Maintenance would be so much easier if your home could talk and report all its problems to you. Unfortunately, this level of intuitive technology has yet to be invented, so good old-fashioned inspections are still the most reliable way of identifying the issues that affect your home.
When it comes to windows, spotting trouble is relatively easy. Our general contractor professionals at Masters Roofing has listed down a few telltale signs of faulty windows to help you know whether it’s time to consider a replacement.
Unlike other parts of your home, issues with your windows can easily be spotted. It’s fairly easy to see any cracks in the glass panes and small ones typically cause condensation. The frames can also get warped or broken, particularly for windows nearing the end of its service life. If you see any visible damages on your windows, call the professionals at once.
Increased Energy Costs
Your windows, along with your siding, roof replacement and insulation, all form a thermal envelope around your home. Any breach in this thermal envelope will cause a noticeable increase in your usual monthly bills. If you notice you’re paying slightly higher than normal and you suspect that your windows are the culprit, have them inspected right away.
Storms can cause a hefty amount of damage in any home and for areas prone to bad weather, homeowners typically have contingencies in place in case their windows become damaged. Storm damage can either be visible or invisible. Even if your windows are not showing signs of damage, minute cracks on the glass can allow the gas between the panes to escape. This can cause your energy efficiency to plummet and you end up with a much higher bill.
Luckily, you may be entitled to an insurance-backed repair or replacement. Having a professional window, siding and roof repair expert come and assess storm-related damage will help greatly when filing your claim.
To learn more about finding the right type of windows to replace your broken ones, check out the second part of this two-part series about window replacement from Masters Roofing. To have our experts come and inspect your windows, give us a call at (844) 400-4774 or fill out our online contact form and request a free quote. We serve Cordova, TN and nearby areas.