A bad storm can rear its ugly head no matter the season – even in summer. Because your windows keep you and your family safe from the elements, they are one of the most important components of your home. If they get damaged during a severe weather event, it is important that you have them fixed right away. But, sometimes, window damage due to storms can be hard to detect. So, here’s a brief guide from the picture windows specialists over at Renewal by Andersen of Montana.
Wind damage will be easier to spot. Just do a quick inspection around your house and look for signs of missing glass or cracks on the surface. Wind damage will sometimes be accompanied by small dents or scratches.
Summer storms can be accompanied by hail. If this is the case for you, be sure to check all your windows for signs of impact damage such as dents and cracks around the frames. In extreme cases, entire window panels can end up being cracked or shattered. When this happens, you should obviously call your window replacement company right away to have the affected windows replaced.
Moisture damage may not be immediately noticeable after a storm but it tends to cause more serious, long-term problems. Be sure to check signs of condensation on the glass panes. Check all the seams and see if any water has pooled up along the edges. If not addressed immediately, moisture damage can lead to rust or rot which will necessitate a costly replacement later down the line.
From sliding windows to specialty windows and everything in between, turn to the trusted experts over at Renewal by Andersen of Montana. To get a free, no-obligation consultation, give us a call today at (406) 259-3944 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.