window inspection service
Window inspection service
The windows in your home play a large role in the efficiency of your home. No matter the season, your home loses a lot of its ambient temperature through the glass in your windows
What’s the R-value of the glass? Is it insulated, double pane or has storm windows? If you aren’t sure, or you’d like advice, call 888-428-0450 for consultation
Maintenance Checklist – Windows
- Check caulk. Any gaps wider than the thickness of a nickel need exterior caulk.
- Any existing sealants that are no longer pliable and continuous need to be removed
- and resealed.
- Check window-glazing putty (the material that seals the glass into the window
- frame) for cracks and missing putty.
- Repair or replace as necessary.
- Check for broken or damaged glass.
- Condensation between double or triple pane glass layers is unsightly and indicates seal failure and loss of energy eficiency.
- Check for rot or cracks/separation in window frame.
- Soft, spongy or easily gouged wood indicates rot.
- Repair and paint window sills and frames as necessary.
- Make sure windows open and close easily. They are a potential escape route during an emergency.
- Check operability of bottom sash AND top sash of double hung windows.
- Conirm locking hardware operation. The lock keeps intruders out and ensures the
- window seals correctly for energy eficiency.
- Check and clean window screens.
- Repair small holes or replace screen entirely if necessary.
- Many local hardware stores offer screen repair.
- Wash windows and sashes according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- To avoid damage to finish and seals, do not powerwash or aim spray hose directly on windows or frames.
- Remove and store storm windows in spring. Label your storm windows for easier replacement in the fall.
- Clear out basement window wells.
- Excess material encourages animal and insect activity and could be a safety concern as well.