Should You Replace a Warped Window?
If you’ve noticed a window or two in your home that has warped over time, you may be wondering if you should replace it. In many cases, warping is a sign of a serious window problem, and having that window replaced may be your best option. While minor window problems, such as needing new hardware, can be solved with a minor repair, a warped window typically indicates the need for a new window to be installed in its place.
Complications of a Warped Window
A warped window is often an indication that the frame has started to absorb moisture. This can cause a wood frame to shrink or expand over time, putting pressure on the rest of the window which then results in the glass bending or warping. When a window warps, it is no longer fitting properly in its space. This can result in:
- Leaking during storms or general draftiness
- Poor energy efficiency throughout the home
- Windows that are difficult to open and close
- Gaps that allow termites or other pests to enter your home
Replacing Your Warped Window
To avoid the complications and more extensive damage that can occur when you have a warped window, your best option is to have that window replaced. Today, there are a wide range of vinyl window options that not only provide exceptional energy efficiency, but are resistant to warping and other window troubles.
To learn more about having a warped window replaced in your home, contact the experts at MaxHome. We will be happy to answer all of your window questions and discuss the window options we offer to homeowners.