12/07/2012

Five Common Window Problems and Solutions

 
Facilities and buildings can become bogged down with minor problems - Don't let windows contribute to the situation.

Got a window problem in need of a quick fix?  Solutions for homeowners may not always be applicable to facility managers and building owners, but for spot fixes and problem solving winter is a great time to examine a few methods.  Identify, act, and resolve.

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Here are five common window problems with corresponding tips on how to get started on repairs.

1) Faulty Windows - If windows won't open or stay open, it may just be a matter of adjusting or replacing existing hardware. For hung windows that open up and down, you should first inspect the sash support system. Most sash support systems are located on the sides of the window and may be hidden by a cover. Inspect your sash support system and see if it's causing your window to fall or stick. For a casement or awning window that cranks open with a handle, it may just be a matter of replacing the window operator.

2) Drafty Windows - Seasonal changes oftentimes expose leaks in your window frames. Replacing worn down window weatherstripping could be an easy solution to sealing these gaps and providing energy cost savings. Weatherstripping is located around the perimeter of your window sash. It comes in many shapes and forms, so be sure to check closely when looking at replacement options.

3) Security - For security and safety reasons alone, broken window locks and latches present a problem. Like most other window hardware, these items can be identified online and replaced. "Out of all the window issues, this is probably one of the easiest DIY projects," adds Pallas. "Just be sure the replacement parts you order match in size to the old ones."

4) Broken or Foggy Glass - If the glass in your window frame is foggy, it means the insulated seal was broken and the insulated glass unit needs to be replaced. If the glass in your window frame is broken, it too can be replaced. Remove your window sash and bring it into your local glass or hardware store to get it repaired.

5) Damaged Window Screen - Window screens, like glass, can also be replaced. If your screen is damaged, you may be able to find help at a local window or door repair shop. Be sure to keep your old screen so you can take it to be measured for a replacement. If your screen frame isn't damaged, it can be reused and fitted with new screen mesh

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com


Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.


Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.

 

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