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Thursday, 21 November 2019
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Windows Repair or Replacement: Which Is the Best?

Written by Posted On Saturday, 09 November 2019 09:59

Almost everyone thinks replacement is the best solution for every window problem, but the truth is that some things are solvable without the need to spend much on the purchase of new windows for your home. Let’s look at some situations and the best solution for them.

 Leakage

There is every possibility you might notice the presence of water around the interior of the window. This could be alarming and often make you want to start considering the replacement of your windows with a replacement window or a new window.

This is not always the case. Before you consider replacing the window, firstly try to investigate if a heavy mass of water is not coming towards your window from your draining gutters and drainpipes because it will be difficult for the window to withstand it. If you notice that is not the source of the problem, inspect the window for breakage, both interior, and exterior. If you see anyone, you should start planning a replacement because the repair isn’t the best option.

Broken Glass

Without the advice of any professional window contractor, it is evident that you need a replacement window whenever your window is cracked or broken. This is because a broken or cracked window poses so many dangers, aside from allowing water to flow into your home easily.

It could break when you least expect and cause serious harm to the people around it at that moment. In the case of broken glass, it is best to replace the entire window. A repair would only make things worse because it is a temporary solution and not a permanent one.

Inoperable Sashes

Older windows tend to suffer the problem of difficulties in opening regarding the lower and upper sashes. There is every possibility that this is caused by multiple layers of paints bridging the sash and frame. It is also possible that the sash might have left the track. What comes with the difficulty of raising the sashes is a broken cord on sash weight. This problem doesn’t require spending heavily on the purchase of a replacement window. It is something fixable with the help of an expert in the field.

Poor exterior casing

You can’t deny the ugly look a cracked, rotting, or missing exterior casing is capable of doing to your home. Nevertheless, it is essential to know that this situation does not always require a complete window replacement. A damaged casing alone is still fixable. There won’t be a need for a replacement window except if you are the type that likes everything to remain new at home and also have enough money to spend that won’t have a significant effect on your account.

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