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A damaged window not only looks bad, but it also doesn’t protect the home from the elements or intruders. It puts you, your family, pets, and material possessions at risk. If you’ve discovered that you have a damaged window, it’s time to do something about it right away. Hiring a professional to assess the damage and tell you if the picture window needs to be repaired or replaced is essential. It could potentially save you money by keeping you from needing to buy a new window soon.
Knowing what to do to protect your home helps you stay diligent in doing things that add value to the property rather than take away from it. With every insurance claim you file, you pay more for your policy. You can avoid an issue altogether by taking special care of the windows that you do have. An ounce of protection is worth the time spent addressing potential issues.
Keep Your Windows from Being Broken Out, Getting Stuck or Cracking
Many things could potentially damage your home’s windows. They could get broken out, stuck, or cracked. They could come off their runners and hang haphazardly in their frames. We’ve seen all types of issues throughout our years of service. That’s why we can’t emphasize how important it is to take care of the problem before it worsens.
Here are some ways to protect your windows from damage in Hawaii:
- Invest in shutters. There are as many styles of shutters as there are types of windows. You can close them to add a barrier between the elements and the glass. Shutters can complement the home’s appearance, too, rather than detract from it. In a place where a tropical storm could occur, it’s best to take added protections to make sure that the windows don’t get destroyed. Shutters come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, too, making them have a personal touch that complements your home.
- Buy tempered glass. Stronger and thicker than other types of glass, this type of glass can withstand a lot of pressure. It’s great for homes where the weather gets testy at times. If you want an impact-resistant glass, don’t discount tempered glass. It may not be available. If it isn’t, ask for the strongest and thickest glass you can afford.
- Board up windows during high wind storms. Plywood can protect the glass during storms with high winds and torrential rain pour. It’s a traditional method of protecting glass. It doesn’t look the greatest, but it’s something that anyone can do rather affordably. You can remove it with ease, too, making it an option worth looking into.
- Apply hurricane film to the glass. If you don’t have access to tempered glass, you can buy a special type of glass treatment that works well. Known as ‘hurricane film,’ it protects your window. The glass becomes harder to break, making it a small-time investment that pays off long-term. The film doesn’t take long to apply and offers you peace of mind, especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
- Have them repaired when you notice they aren’t opening easily. If you’ve found it nearly impossible to open the windows without them getting stuck, it’s time to have them repaired. It could be a potential hazard if you weren’t able to get them open, and they were the only exit left unblocked inside the home during a fire. Having the window routinely inspected helps identify potential problems that you need to address before they become a bigger deal.
There are ways to protect your window from being destroyed by high wind, torrential downpours, and hail. Now that you know some of the ways to prevent damage, you can do your part to secure the glass and frames. You’ll have suggestions on ways to make a window last a long time without them needing to be replaced.
You’ll also want to consider keeping unwanted visitors out of your home by making sure the window are secure at all times. Locks should keep the window from being opened from the inside out. Investing in security cameras that you have by the window can be a theft-deterrent, too. Keeping high-value items away from an outsider’s view is also very important.
You can use blinds and drapes to obscure the contents of your home from the glass. Doing so gives you more privacy, too. Being able to raise and lower the blinds allows you to get more sunshine into the home without giving everyone a view of what you own from the street.
Types of Windows We Replace
When it comes to a window, there are many styles that we replace. Replacement options include Bay and Bow, Specialty, Double Hung, Casement, Picture, Sliding/Gliding, and Awning. If your home has these types of windows or you now want to include them, you can. A new window is an investment that can lower your home energy bills dramatically.
If you find that your old windows look unsightly, don’t help improve your home energy bills, or continuously fall off their tracks, contact a professional right away. We can help alleviate the problem by installing a new window in your choice of style which adds value to your beautiful Hawaii home. You won’t risk the chance of your home losing value by having a window that is an eyesore.
Why You Should Hire Renewal by Andersen
Renewal By Andersen helps you select the best window type for your Hawaii home. That way, they last as long as possible and do their part to lower your energy bill. If you have a damaged window, call us to do the repair for you. You’ll save money by not waiting until you need to buy a replacement window to complete your home’s look.
We provide a range of services to meet your needs. All you need to do is contact us with your request, and we’ll make time to come to your Hawaii home. The number to reach us at is 808-650-2287. We’re here to help you with your repair and replacement needs.