As we are saying goodbye to winter, it is time to start checking our homes for damage that may have happened while we were warm inside our Louisville homes. Winter damage can be from water, wind, condensations or ice. If you believe there is damage to your windows, but aren’t quite sure what to do about it, it’s time to call a professional in to look at it.
They can assess if the damage is as bad as you think it is, and if it needs a minor repair or a major replacement.
Did your windows develop a climate of their own over the winter that involved fog? Foggy windows are a common occurrence in older windows that have reached their saturation level in the area between the two panes of a double-paned window.
There are two ways you can take care of this situation. First, you can have a professional attempt to repair the window by drilling small holes in the glass that will allow the condensation to escape. Two, since the material that usually absorbs all of the moisture has become saturated your window may be getting past its prime.
It may be time to have a professional take a look at your window to see if there are other items starting to breakdown due to age and normal use. If the window as a whole is showing its age, it may be time to just replace the window with a new one that won’t fog up.
Inside Iced Windows
If you suffered through the whole winter with ice developing on the inside of your windows, more than likely it is time to get better windows. Look for windows that are double or triple-paned to keep the cold temperatures on the outside glass where it decreases the situations where the inside glass pane is cold enough that the humidity in your house freezes to it.
Energy-efficient windows are also a great idea as they control the heat and cold that is conducted through them.
Wind, water, and ice can all be damaging. Wind moves things around that you want to stay put. Water finds little cracks to get in to and starts the rotting process. Ice damages when water gets in the small spaces it shouldn’t be in and then expands when it turns to ice; making the small spaces bigger.
These gaps need to be filled in when the winter is over to prevent further damage from happening during the spring. By catching it now you may be able to save some money from having to pay costlier repairs later.