The chilly winter weather wreaks havoc on homes. As a homeowner, you might be worrying about frost, drafts and water damage. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to prepare your windows for the winter months. If your needs go beyond what you can do yourself, the team at Glass Doctor® of London will help with the rest.
Maintaining Your Windows for the Cold
Before cold weather hits, it’s a good idea to thoroughly clean your windows. Temperature ups and downs, condensation and debris all take a toll on your windows. Cleaning them helps to minimize the damage.
As you clean your windows, inspect the condition of the frames and sashes. Look for signs of rot or moisture between double or triple pane windows. If you see anything that looks out of place, contact Glass Doctor of London right away.
Windows have a major impact on the comfort and energy-efficiency of your home. Modern double pane windows are crafted to withstand temperature dips, but if your home was built before the 1990s, they may have aged to the point where they’ve lost their effectiveness. Glass Doctor of London provides window glass repair for double pane windows. Warning signs of damaged double pane windows include:
- The formation of a milky appearance
- Condensation between panes
- Broken or distorted panes
Broken seals result from the buildup of condensation between panes. This is not only unsightly; it also diminishes the insulating power of window units. The team at Glass Doctor of London will inspect your windows and repair any windows that show signs of seal stress. They will also replace any panes that are beyond repair.
When weather, an accident or vandalism causes a shattered window, it’s important to deal with it as soon as possible. Broken windows are not only a security threat, they allow cold weather in and warm, climate-controlled air out. When a window breaks, contact Glass Doctor of London. They will come to your home, day or night, and board up your broken window. They’ll also work with you to schedule a time to repair or replace your panes so that your home can be warm and cozy again soon.
By performing routine maintenance for the cold, your windows will always be ready to do their job, all winter long. To schedule window glass repair or replacement, contact the team at Glass Doctor of London.