One thing that I loved about my house when we bought it three years ago was the greenhouse in the yard. I knew that it needed a lot of work, but knew that I would eventually get around to making the repairs and would have a wonderful greenhouse to spend my free time in. I had to do some research to find out about replacing the glass panels that had been broken over the years. I wanted to be sure that the glass I was installing wasn't going to stop the sun's nutrients from reaching the plants and that the glass would be durable and last for many years. If you are building or repairing a greenhouse, visit through my blog to learn all about the glass that should be used.
As a homeowner, it is important to make sure that you are doing everything that you can in order to keep your windows in the best shape possible. To help you know just when it might be time to call in a professional for the repair of your windows, you will want to check out the following signs of trouble.
The Inside Of The Glass Is Freezing Cold
During the winter, even during rough weather, the interior glass of your residential window should not be extremely cold to the touch. If it is, then you are having a problem with your windows that will need to be addressed by a professional. There could be a problem with the frame cracking or coming apart along the sides, which is allowing cold winter air through. Then again, if this is a problem that you have had since you moved into the home, it could simply be that the glass is older and not energy resistant. You might just need a professional to replace the panes of glass for you.
There Is Cracking In The Wood Frame
Do not make the mistake of assuming that some cracks in the wood frame of your windows is something to simply expect and put up with over the next several years. In fact, those cracks can cause a lot of cold winter weather to make its way into your home. On top of that, the wood frame could rapidly deteriorate as the cold weather, rainwater, and insects make its way into the cracks, causing the wood to further split apart. The last thing you would want is to have the wood frame fall apart to the point that the glass falls to the ground and shatters everywhere.
Small Cracks In The Glass
Some people will make the mistake of assuming that if the crack in their window glass is small and does not come all of the way through that it is not something that they have to worry about right away. This is hardly the case. Any small crack in the glass has the potential to get a lot worse with extreme weather conditions. It is also a lot easier for your window to become shattered due to a small rocks or pebble being kicked up by a lawn mower because the glass is no longer as strong as it once was.
With those few things in mind, you should have no trouble making sure that you are calling a professional window repair technician like Healy Anytime Glass Co.