Windows last a long time, but in extreme weather conditions they are often damaged. Cracks can often result from extreme cold weather, and if not fixed right away, can create a lot of damage. High winds and projectile objects from storms can break windows, since glass is fragile. Tree branches can break branches can snap if they are covered in heavy snow, and crash into your windows. Be sure to trim your trees to get rid of dead or weakened branches.
Windows can become damaged from many elements, including mold and water damage. With the upcoming fall and winter, the weather changes quickly and becomes very cold. During these cold months, mold is capable of growing the most. Windows are often the top places that mold grows. Moisture around the windows allows for mold growth and water damage, that can damage the window frame. To prevent water and mold damage, you can caulk your windows. If you were not able to caulk in the fall, it is not too late by the winter to do it.
Windows that already survived water and mold damage should be replaced using our window replacement services. Window panes can also be affected from the cold weather. If your window is half in the shade and half in the sun, the window can get a thermal stress crack. This crack will happen when the two different temperatures make the window both expand and contract. When this happens, the glass must be replaced.
In extreme weather, homeowners should be aware of the risks that weather can pose on a house. Windows can crack and shatter, which is dangerous and costly. Preventing window damage is the safest way to keep a window from having to be fully replaced. But if you need window replacement, it will not only change your home’s curb appeal, but will also provide safety through the seasons with extreme weather. To make an appointment for a free estimate, contact us here!