When you are trying to decide whether to repair or replace your windows, there are some factors that should be considered. The window is an extremely important part of your home and can make or break that energy efficiency of the home. The windows should be in good condition and you have to realize that they don’t actually need to be broken to replace or repair them. There are many parts to the window being in good condition. The obvious one is the glass itself but it can also be the framing of the window and the weather stripping.
Dan’s Enterprises Lists Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your Windows
Are The Windows Cracked, Shattered Or Broken?: The best thing to do is to walk around your home and look at each window. You want to check for any signs of damage from small cracks in the corner to an entire shattered window. When the glass is damaged it has been compromised and that can make it much easier to fall out. If the glass has large cracks you want to have the window replaced. The more damage there is to the glass the more likely it is that you will need to replace it.
Does Your Window Have Muntins?: There are windows that don’t just have a pane of glass that is solid but can have what are called muntins. These are the wood partitions that separate each piece of glass and make it more decorative. When you go looking at each of the windows that have these partitions you want to be sure they are in good shape. If you start to notice that the wood is broken, damaged or warped you want to look at replacing them. Not only do you want your window to look nice but the more damage the more likely it is to be susceptible to more damage.
Is Your Window Stuck & Won’t Open?: When you have windows that have not been used or have not been replaced often they can become damaged. The problem is that if the window is not taped off properly when the home is painted it can become stuck down. The paint may cause the window to be inoperable and that means it will need to be replaced. It can also mean that your windows are old and may be ready for a replacement too.
Does Your Window Have Ruined Trim Where Water Leaks Through?: One part of the window that needs to be looked at is the trim pieces that are encased around the window itself. The window needs to be held in place in several areas and the casing and trim is important. The trim is often times made of wood and that can become damaged from water or sun. It can also become cracked, chipped and broken. If you notice too much damage around the window you may need to replace it.
Residential Glass Repair & Replacement in Canton, Taylor, Garden City, Farmington Hills, Ypsilanti & Wayne County, Michigan
If you are ready to have your window replaced it is best to call a professional that has experience working with glass. Dan’s Enterprises offers expert glass replacement services. Contact us to discuss your next glass or mirror project. Our phone number is (734) 595-3232.