How to Keep Your Storm Windows in Great Condition
The elements can take a toll on your home, and your windows. Thankfully storm windows can help with temperature regulation and general weather concerns. However, storm windows are not immune to wear and tear. Eventually, all storm windows require repair. Whether you have a frame out of place, or a crack in the glass, here are some tips on keeping your storm windows in great condition.
Regular Care and Maintenance
Though storm windows are a great way to defend your home from all types of weather, they will eventually require maintenance to ensure their effectiveness and your comfort over time. This could involve routine maintenance such as leak protection from air and moisture, or small repairs such as frame replacement, or glass coating to make your glass more energy-efficient.
You want to routinely check your storm windows, especially after major storms // weather events to make sure that no repairs are needed. Or if they are they are spotted immediately. If you can make a small repair now, it can save you from larger repairs and even replacements down the road.
Storm Window Repair
No matter how protected you may be from the elements, you’ll likely need to repair a window at some point as a homeowner. Luckily, there are multiple ways to repair a storm window. It doesn’t matter if the glass gets cracked, or if the frame gets damaged because all of these damages can be easily fixed when needed.
Glass can be repaired for all storm windows, old and new. If you have an older window, it may involve cutting a piece of new glass to size. Frames can also be repaired by carefully removing the glass from the frame, and reinstalling it into a new frame. These are much smaller repairs than a larger and more costly replacement.
There are many styles of storm windows but no matter your situation, Kryger Glass can help you repair or replace your storm window. Here are some common styles of storm windows that Kryger Glass can expertly repair:
- Two-Track Slider
- Picture Storm Windows
If you are ever unsure contact Kryger and we will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. As experts in residential window repair and replacement, we can give you peace of mind when you need a window repaired.
Storm Window Replacement
If your home already has storm windows, or you are looking to upgrade to a new style, Kryger Glass also works on storm window replacement. With top-notch glass at the core of all our work, you can choose to install a quality storm window with the option to add on a Low-E energy-efficient coating.
We know quality glass is important, but we can’t forget about the frame! There is always a frame that works great with your home, made in many materials such as wood, metal, and vinyl. Kryger is able to consult and give you the best option for your windows, along with measurements and a quote on the replacement or installation.
Kryger Glass is here to help you create the look you want for your home windows and install it expertly the first time.
In Need of Storm Window Maintenance?
The best way to help maintain your storm windows is through regular maintenance. Check your windows regularly and especially after storms. When checking your windows look for –
- Cracks in the windowpane and frame
- Chipped Paint
- Sealant breaks
- Wood Rot
- Puddles of water
- Fogging Windows
- Condensation inside the window panes
- Breeze or draft
- Windows that won’t open
While some of these can easily be taken care of on your own, others might require a professional repair. If you are just sealing a crack or cleaning a window track you shouldn’t need professional help, but if you notice a compromised frame or chip/crack in a window don’t hesitate to call the experts.
There are many possibilities when it comes to storm window replacement and repair. Not every storm window is the same. If you’re considering getting general maintenance on your windows, a specific repair, or a full replacement, Contact the professionals at Kryger Glass for a quote today.