Out of all the seasons, without a doubt, winter has the most effect on our home’s doors and windows. If you haven’t taken steps to protect your windows and doors from the harshness of winter, it could mean having them repaired or even completely replaced. But how exactly does cold weather affect our doors and windows? In today’s post, Silver Leaf Contracting LLC, one of the top window and siding companies in Massillon and Canton, Ohio, explains.
Almost all doors and windows include hardware such as latches, hinges and other metal components to make them function. Cold weather brings ice build-up and snow which can put stress on these parts of your doors and windows. Windows with complicated mechanisms such as casement and awning windows are more vulnerable to damage so it important that you ask a professional to check them out at least once a year to keep them functioning properly.
Wooden frames on your windows and doors are especially susceptible to shrinking and warping which can wreak havoc on your doors and windows’ structural integrity. This is because wood can shrink in extremely cold temperatures. To protect them from warping, window contractors recommend that you winterproof by treating them with paint or sealer.
Condensation occurs when warm air from inside meets the cold air from outside. While this is usually a good sign that tells you that your windows have a high level of energy-efficiency, if you notice condensation occurring between panes of double or triple-glazed windows then you likely have a leak and should call in a window repair company as soon as possible.
Silver Leaf Contracting LLC is one of the leading window contractors in Ohio. For all your home exterior needs, be sure to give us a call at (330) 236-4010 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with one of our experts.