The summer period is, unfortunately, drawing to a close and the autumn season is just around the corner. Bringing darker nights and colder weather along with a multitude of problems for your home if you’re not prepared.
Your windows are vital aspects of your home. Without these, your household is vulnerable to intruders and harsh weather conditions. Here at Evesham Glass and Glazing, we’re going to be running through our top tips to make sure your windows stay problem free throughout the autumn season.
Making Sure Your Windows Are Ready For Autumn
Taking care of your windows is one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner. This should be done all year round, especially in the autumn and winter seasons.
The key things that you need to look out for are:
- Seal damage – is the seal around your windows starting to peal? This could be disastrous. The loss of gasses in your insulated windows means it could potentially cut your energy saving potential in half! As well as allowing for condensation to build between the two panes.
- Build up of condensation – Are you experiencing a rather significant buildup of condensation between your double glazing panes? This condensation appears when the surface temperature of the window is cooler than the air inside of the room. If the sealant around the window has been damaged then warm air will enter the gap between the panes, and when the warm air has contact with the cold it condenses. If this is left untreated you may develop issues like black mould, wet rot or dry rot.
- Broken handles and hinges – Broken hinges are one of the most common issues with homeowners windows. If these are to break over time then your windows will no longer shut properly. Leading to droughts within your home. Broken handles, on the other hand, are a major security issue. Allowing anyone access to your property without your permission. Your home insurance may also be invalid if your windows were not locked correctly. For your family’s safety, it is very important these are fixed.