Your home’s windows are as important as its roofing system in terms of keeping it safe, comfortable and energy-efficient. Unfortunately, there are several ways windows fail prematurely, rendering them unable to fulfill their purpose.
Howard Roofing & Home Improvements shares the reasons behind premature window failure.
Everyday Wear and Tear
Windows are always exposed to the elements. If your old windows were not reinforced with manufacturing advancements that provided additional protection against the elements, chances are they will succumb to wear and tear more easily.
As with residential roofing, installation is one of the keys to ensure the good performance of the longevity of windows. If windows are improperly installed, they will be susceptible to damage.
Even the best and most durable windows in the world need some level of maintenance, no matter how minimal. Inspection, cleaning, and lubricating of moving parts are some of the window maintenance tasks to keep in mind. If your old windows were neglected long enough, they will eventually give in to damage.
Moisture can destroy most building materials, especially wood. If you have old wood windows and your home has excess moisture, the windows can fail prematurely.
From insects to rodents and termites, pests can greatly damage windows. Critters can bite and chew window frames to get their way into your home. Termites can also feast on your old windows’ wood framing.
Accidents do happen and when your windows are in the way, they’ll likely be a casualty.
Do your old windows need replacement? Howard Roofing & Home Improvements is the name you can rely on for high-quality window replacement in St. Louis, MO. Call us today at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We also offer residential and commercial roofing, as well as siding and gutter services.