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Leak Issues Could Cause Window Replacement Needs

byMelissa Robinson( May 20 , 2019 )

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While California is known for its sunny skies and moderate temperatures, it also gets showers on occasion. The rain can be a nice way to cool down on a hot summer day, but you want that moisture to remain outside, not in your home. If you have a small leak around your windows, it can become larger by the day and cause you to need Roseville, CA window replacement. Leaks of any kind aren’t ideal and while some can be fixed, others cause damage that can go a long way. Here are some of the leak issues that can occur in this area and what your options might be to deal with them.

Leaky Windows

If you won’t want water to leak through your windows (and who does), the best thing you can do is to perform regular maintenance on those windows. You may want to inspect the caulk around the outside and redo it when it starts to crack. Make sure the glass is intact and the seal is solid. Even the material of the window can make a difference. While vinyl isn’t affected by water, wood is, and it can deteriorate over time and start to rot. If you have wood windows, they need to be sealed with new paint every year or two. Vinyl, on the other hand, are water resistant so if you do get window replacement someday, keep that in mind. Cleaning the windows can also help with leaking problems. There are areas that can get dirt buildup that can eat away at the window, causing a leak to occur. Small issues, when caught early, can be fixed. If you leave them alone for too long, window replacement might be the only recourse.

Addressing Water Issues

You can also keep an eye on your windows for leaks of any kind. If you notice air blowing through your house on a windy day, your windows might be leaking air. If air can get through, water likely will the next time it rains as well. Be proactive about any leaks so you can avoid water issues. If it’s too late and it’s raining and you see water coming in, you want to get that taken care of right away. Mold and mildew love damp spaces and wherever there’s water, there’s potential for dangerous growths. Once you see a leak, have a window professional come assess your windows so you know what steps you need to take to make the repairs.

The professionals at Southgate Glass can tell you if you need Roseville, CA window replacement or if repairs will get you by for a while longer. We’re honest about our assessments and we won’t tell you to do anything on your home that we wouldn’t do on our own. Give us a call for a free consultation at (916) 476-8396. We can also show you around and tell you about options if you decide to go with replacement windows. Our showroom is located at 6852 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823.

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