Home Window Repair Service
Home window repair can be as simple as replacing a broken pane or as involved as completely replacing the entire window. Regardless of the extent of the repairs required, it's important to take the time to assess the situation and consult with a professional to decide what course of action is best for your home.
Wood rot is one of the most common issues that can occur in window frames and sills. If left untreated, this can spread quickly and cause significant damage to the wood structure of your home. If caught in time, this type of damage can usually be repaired using epoxy wood filler. However, if the damage is severe or the frame is warped or cracked, it may be necessary to replace the frame entirely.
Another potential window problem is a lack of proper ventilation. This can be a serious health issue, especially for people with asthma or other respiratory conditions. If you notice that you're spending more money than usual heating or cooling your home, it could be a sign that there's an air leak somewhere in the windows. Similarly, if you've noticed an increase in bugs entering your home through the windows, it could be a sign that the seals are wearing down and need to be replaced.
If you're considering hiring Glassbusters, it's a good idea to shop around and get multiple quotes before making a decision. Also, be sure to check your homeowner's insurance to see if you have coverage for the expense.
When you're ready to hire a contractor, be sure to ask about their experience and whether or not they're licensed. It's also a good idea to ask friends and family members for recommendations. In addition, you should read online reviews and consumer reports to find out what other homeowners have experienced with the company.
If your window is old and single-paned, it's likely that the muntins or mullions have rotted or split. You can try to fix this yourself by cleaning the rotten areas, scraping them clean and applying new putty. For older windows with metal triangles called points holding the glass in place, you can also re-secure the glass by inserting the new putty into these points. If you're worried that the crack will worsen, you can use a strong-hold tape like packing or masking tape to keep it from getting any bigger until you can have the glass replaced. Tape it over both sides of the crack and extend the tape a few inches beyond each end of the crack. This will help to prevent it from spreading further when exposed to temperature changes.