Did a storm recently hit your area? If you answered yes, then you need to check your windows for signs of storm damage. Here’s a quick guide from Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio, one of the top window contractors in the region, to help you get started.
Look for Obvious Damage
Start by looking for the most obvious signs of damage. Impact damage from hail or the force of your windows being blown open by strong winds can cause cracks or even completely shatter glass panes. Another major sign of damage includes frames being bent or warped to the point that opening or closing a window is difficult.
Look for Moisture Damage
Storms can cause moisture damage in the form of leaks, mold and mildew growth, rot and rusting. Check each window carefully for signs of moisture retention. If you see signs of moisture damage, call a window company ASAP.
Check for Smaller Leaks
Some types of window damage are hard to detect, like small leaks. But this damage can still cause drafts that compromise your window’s insulating ability. The best way to check for small leaks is to hold your hand over the seams in your window. A leak will let air from outside through, which you’ll be able to feel.
Ask for Help
Some signs of window damage are too difficult for the untrained eye to spot. That’s why we strongly recommend getting help from reputable experts. A professional window contractor can also provide top-of-the-line replacement windows if necessary.
If you need help with your windows after a storm, we’re here to help. Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio is the leading window contractor in San Antonio, TX. Call us at (210) 988-6466 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.