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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.

SWISCO.com says one of the best ways people can save is by repairing, rather than replacing old, faulty or drafty windows.

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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Rent or buy spot coolers from full-service locations nationwide. On call “24/7”. Primary, supplemental or emergency cooling. Atlas Sales & Rentals, Inc., or call (800) 972-6600.

Click here for more info


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.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

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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08/28/2014

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08/27/2014

Researchers have developed wearable, customizable technology to handle access control at busy hotels. 

08/26/2014

A new study shows that hotels which are LEED certified bring in more revenue than their non-certified competitors. 

08/25/2014

Policies designed to reduce carbon emissions have the added benefit of increasing air quality, which could pay for the reduction policies themselves. 

08/22/2014

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is as transparent as glass. 

08/21/2014

The Department of Energy has released two reports which indicate wind turbine installations and efficiency is growing while prices drop. 

08/20/2014

The NHL has partnered with the NRDC to release their first sustainability report. 

08/19/2014

A new battery has been developed that is free of toxic materials and longer lasting than its more expensive competitors.

08/14/2014

A new study shows that emergency communications that don't specify the threat could be doing more harm than good.

08/13/2014

Natural light's benefits to workers extend far beyond the workday.

08/12/2014

Will a "Little Box" change the future of electricity?

08/07/2014

Could your building withstand an F3 tornado repeatedly?

08/06/2014

Make sure your conference room is properly outfitted with a projection system that meets your occupants' needs.

08/04/2014

The update to the Building Energy Quotient program includes more building types and a new methodology to measure "In Operation" buildings.

07/31/2014

Improper lockdown security may leave your building and occupants vulnerable

07/29/2014

Is the American energy policy lagging behind the rest of the world?

07/22/2014

How to keep building occupants safe during the hot season.

07/21/2014

Spaces grow denser as the industry emerges from a slump.

07/18/2014

Study ranks states on fuel and consumption.

07/16/2014

Enhance cleaning practices at your educational facilities.

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