Nowadays, most windows are manufactured to withstand whatever the elements can throw at it. That way, they can last for a significant amount of time and improve your home’s energy efficiency, aesthetic appeal and ventilation while they’re at it. However, double-hung and bay windows do have their limit and as time goes by, they can eventually sustain damage from storms. As the homeowner, it’s your responsibility to learn what kinds of damage that your window can sustain.
In this article, the window installation pros of Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville discuss the different kinds of storm damage your window can sustain.
Believe it or not, strong winds can actually cause a significant amount of damage to the sliding windows of your Tennessee home. This is because strong winds can knock over trees and lift up debris, allowing them to impact your home’s unsecured windows. When looking for signs of wind damage, window maintenance pros recommend that you check your home’s exterior and look for shattered or broken panes, cracks, holes or dents in the glass, damaged frames, and chipped or cracked paint.
Once you spot these kinds of damages after a particularly strong wind storm, it’s best that you contact a professional to help you repair your windows as soon as possible. Otherwise, you leave yourself and your home vulnerable to a whole host of problems in the long run.
According to home maintenance experts, hail doesn’t just damage your roof and your siding but your custom windows as well. Thankfully, compared to the other kinds of window damage, hail damage is fairly easy to spot because if your area experiences a hailstorm, you can be certain other parts of your home will sustain damage as well. And since hailstones can be as large as a golf ball, they can easily break or shatter your window glass, allowing you to easily spot the problem once the storm is done.
Other signs of hail damage on windows include broken, dented and torn screens, cracked glazing and dented flashing above the window or frame.
On the other hand, water damage is the issue that experts say is the hardest to spot, especially if you aren’t experienced in looking for damage on your sliding windows. Usually, condensation is a sign of window water damage but mold and wood rot are other signs that you also need to look out for. As such, if you suspect that your windows are suffering from water damage, contact a window maintenance expert to have your windows inspected and repaired immediately.
For assistance in inspecting and repairing your windows, simply turn to the pros of Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville to get the job done.
As stated before, your windows, whether you have sliding, double-hung or bay windows, are important to your home because they improve your home’s energy efficiency and overall look. Therefore, it’s vital that you ensure that your windows remain in good condition for as long as possible. With that in mind, if your windows have sustained the aforementioned damages, it’s highly recommended that you enlist the services of a professional as soon as possible. That way, the damage can be repaired immediately.
If a repair isn’t an option, on the other hand, a window professional can help you replace the damaged windows instead, allowing you to maintain your home’s energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal in the process.
Want to install custom windows in your Oak Ridge home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville, the leading pros to turn to when it comes to window and door replacement projects. Give us a call at (866) 609-5033 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us and schedule a FREE in-home consultation today! We serve homeowners in Oak Ridge, TN, and other nearby areas in the state of Tennessee.