Given the integral role your windows play to keep your home lovely, comfortable and efficient, you’ll want to always keep tabs on their overall condition. This is especially crucial following a summer storm. The trusted window replacement company in the area, Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix shares how you can properly inspect your windows for storm damage.
Look for Impact Damage
Strong winds can pick up building materials, tree branches, and other debris and have them crashing against your home. But sometimes, it’s your windows that take a direct hit. You’ll know your windows have sustained impact damage because:
- The window glass has cracked or completely shattered.
- There’s denting in the flashing above the window or frame
- The window screens and shutters are torn, broken or dented.
Check for Water Damage
The damage caused by wind-driven rain is often unobtrusive. In fact, it may take a while for you to realize that your windows (and your home) have actually been affected. When overlooked, water damage can cause significant problems that affect your windows’ life and performance. In some cases, it may even lead to window replacement. Here are the signs to watch out for:
- Recurring moisture buildup, or fogging, between the panes.
- Discoloration in the framing material. If there are dark blue, green or black spots in and around your windows, those usually indicate mold.
- Window framing material that is damp and soft to the touch can only mean the frames are starting to rot.
What You Should Do
The solution to storm-damaged windows will depend on their age and the extent of damage they’ve received. You should consider having a premier window company like Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix conduct a professional and comprehensive inspection of your existing units. We may suggest a prompt window replacement if they are not only old, but also close to failing due to damage caused by inclement weather.
Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix is your go-to company for the highest quality window and door replacement services. Call us today at (602) 562-1176 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Tempe and Phoenix, AZ.