Quick Fixes for Windows

Quick Fixes For Windows

It’s amazing how many things can go wrong in a home that requires attention. The windows in your home are extremely sensitive and also very important to privacy as well as heat and cooling issues.

Everyone has heard the saying not to leave a door open when the air conditioning or heater is on. When something is open to the outside, it allows the outside air to come rushing into the house. When you have a crack in your window, even though your air conditioning may be running at full blast your house still feels warm, because of the hole in the window. Vice versa goes for people who utilize their heat during cold winters or chilly nights.

There are a few quick fixes that you can do to your window, if it will be a few days before you can get a professional from NJ home repair services to fix it. So what can you do, to ensure that your home stays at the correct temperature and most importantly provides your family with adequate protection?

1.    Something small has made it through your window- First you must remove all the broken glass, while wearing protective gloves to ensure that you don’t cut yourself. Remember a window is made of glass, and glass can cause extreme danger if it is handled carelessly.  You can then staple clear plastic to the inside of your window pane to hide your home away from intruders or worst yet bad weather.

2.    Small cracks on your window- A quick fix for cracks in your window is to apply ordinary masking tape to the crack from inside and outside your home. As long as you get the crack repaired in a timely manner the tape will hold up just fine to any harsh weather conditions.

3.    The window is shut- A lot of people make the mistake of painting a window shut for a variety of different reasons. If you long for a breath of fresh air and can’t seem to get the window open, take a box blade and cut along the edges of the window. You may also use a utility knife to cut along the windows edges. Since the window has probably not been opened in a while it’s going to take a little muscle behind trying to get it to budge.

4.    Rocks or small objects chipping at your window- Don’t run out and replace your whole window for a few small nicks. Grab some clear nail polish and fill in the discrepancies. Since the hole did not make it through the surface of the window, there is no need to replace the whole pane.

5.    Swollen windows- Windows can become swollen for a number of reasons, the number one reason however rest on humidity. If you are trying to get your window to pull loose, simply get your blow-dryer to apply hot air to the window, grab a candles and slide it across the outside of the window. Wiggle the window a little as you go to try to loosen the edges.