Most homeowners wish for their fancy windows and French patio door to last forever. Unfortunately, to protect the structure of any home, updates are inevitable.
How do you know if it is time to replace or update your old windows and doors? 3G Roofing answers this question below.
Signs of deterioration on windows start at the sill, while doors at the bottom rail. If the paint is peeling and the wood is splitting, moisture has penetrated the wood, causing it to rot. This leads to structural issues and may even attract termites and other vermin. Make all necessary repairs but consider replacing damaged windows and doors.
Drafts are indicative of problems. Neither hot nor cold air should enter through your closed windows and doors. Replacing weather stripping will work, but it’s only a temporary fix. The seals around windows and doors wear in time and need replacement in any case. It may be time to replace them with premium products such as fiberglass replacement windows.
Doors and windows stuck shut are a potential safety hazard. They can prevent safe exit during a fire or other emergency. Doors and windows should open, close and lock with ease. Windows should also stay open on their own via the balance. When the balance no longer works, your windows can come crashing down on someone’s fingers. That’s a very painful reminder that it’s time to replace your windows!
Pinpricks of Light
When you close a window, no light should come through at the sill or around the window casing. Likewise, when you close your doors, no light should come in around the frame or threshold. Where light enters, water, drafts, insects and rodents can as well! If this happens, consider new doors and windows.
3G Roofing is more than your average roofing contractor. We provide premium but affordable window, door and gutter installation. We can also assist you with fiberglass windows and French patio doors. We proudly serve New Braunfels, TX, as well as other nearby areas. Give us a call at (210) 373-3358.