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Surprising Ways Weather Wears Out Your Windows, and What You Can Do About It

October 31, 2016 0

We get a lot of different kind of weather here in Brampton. When the rain and the wind come, you are grateful for your home’s sturdy doors and strong glass windows. “If left at room temperature, glass really doesn’t change—no matter how old it is,” explains Michael Cima, the Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Faculty Director of the MIT Glass Lab. However, when your glass windows are exposed to the weather, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Weather can take a real toll on the exterior of your house. Cima goes on to state that “if tiny flaws or weak points in the glass are exposed to water,” (like rain) “over time the water dramatically decreases the strength of the glass.” After all, the outside of your home has no break from the elements, and everything from storms to sunlight can cause damage to your windows. The good news is that with a little know-how, you can take steps to weatherproof your windows and protect them as much as possible against the elements.

Get to know our Brampton climate

As a homeowner in Brampton, you probably already have a pretty good idea of what to expect from our weather here. More than just providing you with lovely views, your windows also serve to protect you from the weather. First of all, they create a physical barrier from strong winds, rains and sunrays. Eventually, the exposure to the weather will begin to wear on your windows. For instance, water can cause your window frames to start to rot. The glass of your window panes can crack from cycles of heat over time. Do you see scratches on your window panes? All of these things can mean that you need replacement windows more than you may have first thought.

It’s important to act sooner rather than later

Remember that the effect of weather on your windows is increased when you don’t take action and get replacement windows for your Brampton home. Rot can only take hold when you let the window frames stay damp and wet after it rains. Tiny cracks that are caused by heat only grow larger over time. Let’s face it, if your home still has windows from your parent’s or even your grandparent’s time, you probably have units that are pretty worn out. New replacement windows from Brock Doors and Windows come with energy efficient coatings that help your glass reflect sun rays and keep heat from coming directly into your home. Replacement windows from Brock Doors and Windows are a great long-term investment, not only because they will last for decades, but because they can actually help you save money on your utility bills. The professionals at Brock Doors and Windows can’t wait to help you with your Brampton ON windows replacement project! Give us a call today to schedule your free consultation.

Brock Doors and Windows Inc
278 Orenda Road Brampton, ON L6T 4X6
(905) 791-2850
2131 McCowan Rd Scarborough, ON, M1S 3Y6
(416) 293-9777

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