Catching window storm damage is not the hardest task in the world. Shattered panes and torn screens are the classic red flags. However, the absence of telltale signs of damage does not mean that your windows survived the destructive weather unscathed. Sometimes, the clues are more obscure, so you have to be more attentive during the cursory assessment.
As the authority on commercial roof repair, siding upgrade and window replacement, Larry Walty Roofing & Guttering Inc. knows a thing or two about storm damage. Watch out for any of the five symptoms of a weather-ravaged window below.
1. Foggy Glass
Interior condensation indicates that a pane is no longer as airtight as it used to be, for the moisture managed to get into the space between the two glass sheets. Although seal failure could happen as a result of aging, Mother Nature could also have a hand in it. The gale or gust could be too much for your old windows to remain structurally sound.
Any roof repair professionals will attest that high-velocity hail can destroy anything in its path. A sturdy window frame is no exception. When any parts of the framing get broken, you would feel it even if you do not see it through the flow of the cool wind.
3. Jerky Panel Movement
More evidence of compromised window framing is faulty operation. If some of your windows become harder to shut after a storm, look for any frame abnormalities.
4. Chipped Paint
Hail spatter marks are not unique to the siding and hardscaping. Hailstones of all sizes could leave some unsightly traces on the finish of the window upon impact.
5. Dented Flashing
Residential and commercial roofing contractors know this very well. Your windows might have some flashing above them. This piece could bend when it comes into contact with hail.
If you notice any of the said signs of window storm damage, get in touch with Larry Walty Roofing & Guttering Inc. for timely replacement. Call (316) 779-2058 to schedule an appointment with us to discuss your project and get a free estimate in Andover, KS.