So the glass on your home’s windows is intact at least after that last storm. That’s a good start, but home owners commonly overlook the area where the window actually attaches to the house. This area is the most likely part of the window to become damaged over time. You don’t need a Tennessee contractor to tell you that seasonal weather in the state can be hard on your property. They will, however, be able to point out this often overlooked damage.
1) Casing Damage – This area between the window and the home can easily be damaged. High winds and hail can cause breaks in these areas, while exposure to the elements in general can cause cracking and wear over time. This damage allows moisture to seep into the area of your home around the window and start causing damage from the inside. Replacing the window with a vinyl one will give your Knoxville windows a weather-resistant surface that will bounce back from hail stones and prevent this water seepage from happening.
2) Glass Panes – If you have only a single pane of glass in your windows, you don’t have an effective barrier for keeping the inside temperature from leaking out through the glass. The amount of energy that is lost from not having properly insulated, double-paned windows can contribute up to 25% of your monthly heating and cooling costs. Vinyl replacement windows provided by your Tennessee contractor will give you this double-paned insulation and help you save on your future energy bills.
3) Apron Cracks – This part of the window is very important to the overall stability of the window unit. This is the bottom-most visible part of the window, the decorative area that protects the sill underneath. When the apron becomes damaged and water is allowed to seep in, the sill beneath it will start deteriorating as well. This leads to windows that become crooked in their settings. Even the slightest misalignment caused by sill damage can cause drafts and let rain water seep into your home around the window panes. Vinyl replacements for your Knoxville windows include apron replacement, with a crack-proof, easy to clean vinyl finish that will keep water away from your sills for years to come.
4) Mullion Misalignment – these bars in your window serve for far more than simple decoration. These mullions support the individual panes of glass between them, and damage to them can create drafts in your home. Rely on your Tennessee contractor to point out mullion damage and show you how vinyl replacements will give your home a classier feel in the long run. The vinyl structure of these new mullions will be easy to maintain and won’t fade, making sure that they serve as the bright statements they were meant to be.