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Events that Could Require Window Repair or Replacement

January 11, 2019 0

Residential complex property managers are, of course, responsible for coordinating repairs and maintenance of the homes they oversee. This will include windows and other related things. What follows is a look at events that may require window repairs. But if a fix will only delay problems temporarily, the best option would be to look for York, ON replacement windows.

Storms

While Canada has largely been spared some of the brutal environmental disasters seen south of the border and elsewhere in the world, this doesn’t mean that adverse weather systems don’t occur. For instance, tornadoes are common in much of Canada such as Ontario, the Prairies and Quebec, and dangerous weather events like hailstorms are not uncommon either. These and other issues can potentially damage glass and screens. While there may be some problems that can be adequately repaired, severe issues may require window replacement. 

Accidents

Accidents happen. Whether children damage windows while playing catch with a softball or adults damage them by being less than careful while moving around furniture, property managers will have to deal with mishaps on an ongoing basis. This will require assessing incidents on a case-by-case basis and then authorizing either a repair or a replacement.

Fogging

When windows fog up, it’s due to condensation. Sometimes merely opening the window or adjusting the thermostat will be enough correct the problem. Other times, it might be necessary to call in a window repair company to come in and fix the probelm. Most windows today are of the double pane variety. Double pane glass has two sheets of glass that are separated using a metal spacer, and these are then sealed together to create a unit. Air is inserted between the two pieces of glass, which helps with insulation. However, if the seal on the double pane window malfunctions, moisture contained in the air will get between the two sheets of glass. This will lead to the condensation and foggy look that will need to be fixed.

Wear and Tear

Sometimes the wear and tear caused by the passage of time and exposure to the elements will require window repairs or replacement. Property managers, however, should have a general idea as to when windows ought to be replaced. Knowing this will make it less of a surprise when the time comes to replace the windows of a housing complex due to wear-and-tear issues.

When any of these problems materialize, a property owner should consult with a window repair company to figure out what the next course of action should be. Sometimes it’s possible to save money by fixing the damage, but other times York, ON replacement windows may be necessary. Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. not only repairs windows, but also sells replacement windows. If we believe that existing windows can be salvaged with a repair, we will be upfront and honest about it. By the same token, if we believe that it’s best to get new windows, we’ll be just as transparent about it and will explain all the options. Property managers can reach us at our North York location. Our phone number is (416) 783-3273, and our address is 288 Bridgeland Ave #1 North York, ON M6A 1Z4.

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