Window repair or new windows? We all love new things but sometimes we just can’t afford the “new” part. Budget Glass has helped hundreds of homeowners find solutions to fixing and repairing windows, which is often a less expensive alternative to planning a window renovation. By repairing your existing windows you can improve the energy efficiency of your home and get rid of those annoying problems like room drafts, clouded glass, sweaty window panes, and mold.
These window repair situations can introduce some pretty annoying features, so it’s no wonder homeowners we talk to sometimes say that they hate their windows. The entire appeal of having windows is based on them working properly and keeping out the cold. So when your windows aren’t opening and closing properly, the hinges are stiff, or no one wants to go near them, it’s time to consider making a change.
Here are 5 common window repair issues, and how we can help you fix them:
1. Rotting Window Frames: The worst case scenario is a rotten window frame that not only leaks air into your house but water too! If this hasn’t happened to you yet, you can avoid it by making sure that you have primed and painted your window frames and by minimized their exposure to water. If you do have signs of rot you can hire your local handy person to replace your window frames or use epoxy to patch them. Get a quote for repairs first, and we can provide you with a quote for replacement. You can decide which is a better option for your budget, as it might be less expensive to replace the window if the rotting is too advanced.
2. Stiff Window Parts: Having a window that doesn’t open and close without effort is annoying. The fix could be as simple as a thorough cleaning, and using some WD40 on your window hinges and clasps. Often windows in older homes have been painted shut at some point in time, so scraping off the old paint and starting fresh can make their function easier. Finding replacement parts for old windows can be a challenge, but we’re pretty good at it.
3. Drafty Windows: No one wants to sit near a window when it disrupts your feelings of being cozy. Having a drafty window is an indication that you might have a bigger problem such as rotting wood, but it can also be something as simple as caulking that has become cracked and peeling, or loose weather stripping. By sealing up the cracks around your windows you can reduce the drafts and also save some significant cash on your home energy costs.
4. Foggy Windows: All double or triple pane windows expand and contract with different temperature conditions over time. This puts pressure on the window seals, and eventually, these seals will break allowing air to enter between the layers of glass. Unfortunately, that also means that moisture can get in too, condensing where you can ‘t access it. Once a window seal is broken the foggy window syndrome begins. The warm weather fogs the inside of your windows so you can’t enjoy the view. We can give new life to your windows by replacing the sealed unit. That means that you can leave the window frame intact, and just replace the sealed unit. We’re happy to provide a free quote.
5. Broken Windows: The most obvious window problem is when it’s just plain broken (or maybe just chipped or cracked). If you have a single pane window in a wooden frame, we can supply sheets of glass to size so that your local handyman can replace the glass. If the window was in an aluminium or vinyl frame, it has to be carefully dismantled. Getting exact measurements is important so that you get the results you want. We’re happy to provide a quote for parts or repairs.
We love glass, and we want our customers to love it too! Making the most of your windows by keeping them in good repair ensures you’ll be enjoying the view and the warmth in any season. Call us for a free quote for your next window repair project.
I didn’t realize that the expansion and contraction of windows is what caused moisture to come in and create a foggy window. It would probably be a good idea to have a window repairman who can help replace the seals available if that were ever to happen. Having a good seal on the window will help you save money as well because cold or warm air won’t be able to seep in or out.
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These are the most common issues in windows. Having a help of an expert can be costly but it is good as they will do it correctly and safely. It is important to take safety measure beforehand as broken glass material can cause injury if not properly handled.
Thanks for giving the steps. This is really helpful. I will save a lot if I can the repair myself.
I love the idea of saving money on my utility bills. I think that a lot of homeowners underestimate how big of a difference having energy-efficient windows can make on their home energy usage. So it’s great to know that I have a lot of cost-effective options for repairing and replacing my windows!
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Thanks for these tips. Our glass window is broken. My husband is now looking up some glass repair service to fix it.
Thanks for listing common issues of windows that would need services! I’m glad that you mentioned about how one can avoid rotting window frames by making sure that the frames are primed and painted. Additionally, minimizing its exposure to water would be perfect. I’d be sure to do that once our log cabin’s window had been repaired. As for now, I think I would need a window repair service to help me out with this one. I have to get it repaired before our family gathering next month in our vacation cabin.
It’s good to know that when it comes to having a broken window that there are some things that we have to remember when it comes to having it fixed. I am glad that you mentioned that when it comes to one that is a single pane to replace. This is something that we should look into when it comes to finding the right company to do it.
I think it is great that the article breaks down why it is important to let professionals repair your broken windows. After all, nowadays, people are much more likely to have vinyl or aluminum window frames. Because this is the case however, as is pointed out, those will have to be disassembled to replace the glass, so it is best to leave that in the hands of a professional.
I didn’t know that having a drafty window is an indication that you might have a bigger problem such as rotting wood. Our windows are drafty and my sister is scared to lean on to our windows. My dad suggested having glass repair service and shared this article with us.
It was really nice how you said that in replacing windows glass, it’s best to make sure that the right measurements were taken so that we can get the results that we expect. I am not sure about the measurements because I am not a professional, so I’ll just leave the job to them. What’s important for me is to get the window screen repaired or replaced because it’s contributing to the increase in utility bills. Thanks for sharing, by the way. I appreciate it.
I didn’t know that having a drafty window could be a sign of rotting wood. The room in my upstairs guest room has a large window that tends to have a heavy draft. I think I may need to check to make sure there isn’t a big problem. Then I’m wanting to replace the glass to ensure it is fixed. I hope I can find a nice glass company to help get the window I’ve been wanting.
Considering you look to be associated with a glass company, I’m sure you’ll be able to work in out.