It's no wonder many windows outlast their frames. Insects, moisture, and even sunlight can cause window frame damage. You may not see paint chipping off or other apparent signs of damage, so here are common things that indicate it is time to repair window frames.
Cracked Caulk and Loose Weatherstripping
Because moisture can hide behind a thin layer of paint, much damage goes unnoticed and worsens over time. When enough moisture builds up and causes caulk and weather stripping to loosen, it’s time to do something about it. ut. Exposure to direct sunlight can also cause caulk to shrink and crack, so it is essential to get a professional opinion before that damage requires a complete window replacement.
Warping Windows and Frames
If you see noticeable warping or odd angles in your window frames, there is a problem. Damage is not always evident outside but is likely apparent underneath the frame. Left uncorrected, damaged window frames can cause caulk to fail and reduce the life of your window(s).
Difficulty Opening and Closing Windows
Windows are designed to operate smoothly, so if yours are sticking or hard to open and close, something is wrong. The problem could be a warped window frame or moisture damage that causes the frame to swell. A professional handyman can assess the problem and explain the best course of action.
Drafts Around Windows
You can't see this red flag, but you can feel it—especially when it's cold or hot outside. If you feel warm or cold drafts around windows, the energy efficiency seal is likely damaged. This could be caused by broken caulk, a poorly-fitting window, or other issues. Stay comfortable and keep your utility bills under control with a professional window inspection and repair.
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Mr. Handyman’s Window Frame Repair Process
When your windows are in bad shape, it's often not enough to replace them. If the caulk is failing or you experience some of the other issues listed above, structural damage may be the cause, which you probably can't see.
Our professionals follow a proven process to ensure your windows and home are protected from further damage:
- A skilled window repair expert will inspect your windows and frames for damage.
- We provide a customized plan to address any issues, which may include window replacement or window frame repair.
- Once you approve the plan, our handyman removes any damaged material, repairs the window frame, and adds new materials where needed.
Once your window frame is repaired and working properly, you can count on benefits like better energy efficiency for your home and professional repairs that will last for years.
Why Choose Mr. Handyman’s Window Frame Repair Service?
The home’s windows not only add to its beauty, they also help insulate your home from the elements. If they are damaged or not working properly, they can detract from the look of your home and increase energy costs.
We have over two hundred convenient locations, which means there's probably a Mr. Handyman near you. Each locally-owned and operated Mr. Handyman features a team of trained professionals who know how to get the job done right the first time.
Our service professionals have an average of 10 years of relevant work experience, and all our work is backed by the Neighborly Done Right Promise™, which guarantees your satisfaction. To get started, call your local Mr. Handyman or request service today, and let's make your house the best home it can be.