After a few months of living in your newly-purchased home, you may experience problems which you didn't expect you would, mainly because these problems were not that obvious during the open house or during the home inspection. Several of these problems may be anchored on the windows. Here are 5 signs telling you should implement repairs, fixes, or changes in your windows.
- Poor Entry of Natural Light: The entry of natural light coming from the sun is important to illuminate house parts during daytime. To be specific, the living room is one house part that needs natural lighting. If you notice that you still need to turn on your CFLs during daytime, then there might be some things blocking the entry of sunlight from your window. A cabinet or any other furniture may need to be pushed away, or the window might be facing opposite the sunlight's direction.
- Poor Ventilation: The use of electric fans and cooling systems could be reduced if fresh air enters your house through your windows. However, if this is not an occurrence, there is an obvious problem. Your curtain may be too thick or just like with the non-entry of natural light, there are things that might be blocking the air from coming in.
- Closing Difficulty: Because windows are usually open during open houses and home inspections, buyers tend to test them whether they are easy to close and reopen. This problem is normally realized a few days after moving into the house. This is not a big problem at all and could be fairly solved by applying some lubricant. In some instances, the joint can be replaced. There are also instances when windows fail to close or open after having applied new paint. The paint sticks to the window parts causing the panes or panels to stuck.
- Paint Cracks and Holes: from afar, the window paint may look perfect. But examining them closely will reveal cracks, holes, and flickers. This is very easy to resolve and your usual nail polish can do the trick provided that it has the same hue or color with the existing window paint.
- Window Cracks: There can also be cracks and holes on the window panels themselves. Small cracks and holes can be remedied with self-drying adhesives while larger cracks and holes may require you to remove the panel for replacement because they may pose danger in the long run.
If any of these signs are present on your window, it is necessary to perform the needed solutions to prevent further and bigger problems.
When buying a house, it is important to inspect every part for damages including the windows. Seeking the help of your local real estate agent can spare you from these problems because of their professional expertise when inspecting a house for sale.
Desare Kohn-Laski is a proud and experienced Florida realtor who is knowledgeable and familiar of the East Coast Florida real estate market. Some of the areas of her service include Parkland, Fort Lauderdale, and Hallandale Beach. Stop the chase for your dream house with her professional assistance. For more information, hop on to http://www.skyelouisrealty.com.
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