Warning Signs Of Damaged Home Windows and Siding
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Windows and siding are typically the most maintenance-free features on a home, but over time, natural wear and tear starts to take a toll. No homeowner wants to repair every little crack or problem with their windows or siding, but correcting these issues as soon as possible prevents significant damage and costly replacements later. Read on to learn a few common signs that your home windows and siding are damaged.
Noticeable Wear and Rot
Over time, it’s common for windows and siding to become worn or begin to rot from weather conditions. Thankfully, in Colorado we don’t have to worry about high levels of humidity too often, but we do have to account for wind, rain and hail storms, as well as heavy snow accumulations. These elements can cause rotting underneath the siding of your home, or in and around old windows. Inspect the interior and exterior of your home for cracks or warped areas near your windows and siding to detect any possible rotting.
Lack Of Proper Working Condition
Some of the most common signs it may be time to repair or replace your windows include difficulty with opening and closing, drafts of air coming through, and excess condensation building up. It may even be time for new windows if you’ve been hearing too much outside noise. Windows losing their alignment and balance is normal wear and tear from regular use. If those are the original windows, or it’s been many years since you’ve replaced them, it’s most likely time for at least a repair or two. We offer in-depth window consultations to adequately identify your window needs.
Cracks Or Breaks
Cracks and breaks in both windows and siding are more results of severe weather conditions. Anytime you notice a broken siding board or a crack in your window (glass or sill), you should have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible. If these things are left unattended, it can cause more damage, lead to rotting, or increase utility bills. If there are large areas with this kind of damage, then it’s time to contact an experienced local exterior repair company for window and siding replacement services.
Abnormally High Bills
Unusually high house bills are a common sign there’s an issue somewhere in your home, whether it’s high water bills from an HVAC problem, or high utility bills from damaged windows and siding. Faulty windows and defective siding can cause poor insulation, letting too much heat or cold escape or enter your home. If your bills have been higher than average, it’s most likely time to repair or replace your home’s windows or siding.
If you’ve noticed any of these common signs, then it’s time to call your local experts. Storm Exteriors has been serving Denver and surrounding areas for over a decade. We know what your home’s exterior goes through on a daily basis, which is why we’re your go-to option for exterior home repairs. Learn more about our services today!