As you crank open your windows to let in the warm spring air, you might noticed your old windows are a little hard to open. Especially if they are wood. Wooden windows have a warm, traditional feel that homeowners love, but they run a high risk of rot. Water and moisture seep into the creaks, waiting and slowly eating away at your windows. The worst part is your windows may still look great on the outside! Here are some tips to identify if your windows may be rotting:
- One of the most common identifiers of rot on your window is to have paint that is bubbled or peeling.
- When opening your windows you may notice that they stick or are no longer flush. Your windows may have swelled or warped do to the internal moisture.
- The wood around your window may feel soft or spongy to the touch.
- You may notice the rot without even looking at your windows. Some homeowners have been able to detect a mold or damp smell permeating from their windows.
- If you strip away the paint you may see darkening or discoloration to the wood.
If you feel you may have issues with your current windows, call Ryan Windows & Siding for a free in-home estimate!