Extreme weather conditions can harm the performance and health of your home’s windows. Rainfall and hurricanes can lead to permanent damage. Winter weather especially has an undeniable effect on the functionality and appearance of the windows.
Windows are a crucial part of your home that protects you against extreme weather and storm season. Here’s how weather can affect them:
Shrinking and Warping
Some materials are more prone to weather changes than the rest. Wooden window frames tend to shrink in winter seasons. Rainfall and moisture in the summer season result in warping.
To prevent warping, you should consider repainting your windows’ interior and exterior frames in the winter season. The preservatives in the paint will mitigate the likelihood of windows shrinking with the weather change.
We also recommend aluminum and vinyl frame windows to reduce the impact of weather conditions on the windows. Vinyl frames are less likely to shrink or warp with a change in weather.
Water and Moisture Damage
Another common problem that many homeowners face in Florida is moisture damage to windows and doors.
During rainfall season, water can leak into the window and walls. If you notice that the wall paint or the paint of your window’s frame is peeling or cracking, it may be a sign that the water is causing damage.
Moisture and water leakage on the window sills also grows mold and mildews. Molds damage the caulking; therefore, you should remove any moisture from the surface to eliminate mold.
Inhaling molds can cause allergic reactions and negatively affect your health.
Windows all components such as the handles, caulking, hinges, sashes, and latches are important for the window to function properly. The hinges and window latch become vulnerable in cold weather and can get jammed easily.
You can consider using lubricants in dry or cold weather to prevent the hinges from getting jammed or stuck.
Cracked Glass Panes
Extreme temperatures can put a lot of pressure on the window glass. It can easily crack when the pressure increases beyond the window’s tolerance. We recommend investing in impact-resistant double-hung windows that are sturdy and strong enough to withstand cold weather.
If you observe small cracks spreading across the window glass, you should call a professional to take care of it. If neglected, the window glass will shatter into tiny pieces leading to serious human injury.
While condensation is common in the winter season, the humidity can cause a lot of damage. A great way to minimize the damage caused by moisture is by keeping the windows dry and cleaning the window panes whenever fog appears.
Reach out to Ecoview Windows and Doors, a leading replacement home windows provider in FL. They also provide door replacement services to homeowners in Florida. Whether you want to install steel doors or fiberglass vinyl frame windows, they’ve got you covered!
Contact them now to learn more about their services.