Windows can be very tricky when it comes to signs of damage – while some forms of deterioration, such as cracked or broken glass, warping or discoloured frames are easy to detect, many of the other forms of damage are not that obvious. Here are some of the less conspicuous signs of damage that you should pay attention to:
- High energy bills – take a look at your energy bills and try to figure out whether you needed to compensate any extremely hot or cold period by turning your heaters or your air conditioner up high. If the amount you pay for heating or cooling your building is not justified by the weather and your heating and cooling equipment works properly, the cause for the high costs must be the energy leak that takes place through your windows;
- Improper insulation while closing – faulty closing mechanisms can ruin the efficiency of any window, so check the fixtures regularly and have a knowledgeable window replacement Denver company replace or repair them if they don’t do their job of closing the window;
- Decaying frames – wood, vinyl, PVC and aluminium-clad wood are the most common materials used for making window frames. While modern frames, whatever their material, tend to offer more durability than old frames, the weather can take its toll on any window. Weather-related damage includes dents, cracks, cracks in the wall around the window, holes between the wall and the window, all of them forms of damage that need to be eliminated as soon as they are noticed.