Review your closing contract: Look for the following guidelines.
(b) General property inspection and repair:
(i) General inspection: The buyer will notify the seller of any items not functioning correctly as noted by a licensed home inspector.
(ii) Property condition: Ceiling, roof, exterior and interior walls, doors windows, and foundation shall be free of leaks, water damage, or structural damage. Pool equipment, major appliances, heating and cooling, mechanical, electrical, security, sprinkler, septic and plumbing systems must be in working order. Torn screens, fogged windows, and missing roof tiles will be repaired or replaced by seller. Seller need not repair cosmetic items.
(iii) General property repairs: The seller is to pay for repairs up to the general repairs limit as shown in the contract. If the amount is higher, the seller may elect to pay the excess; or the buyer can designate which repairs are to be done so that the total does not exceed the contractual limit; or if neither party delivers written notice to the other, then either party may terminate the contract.
Issue should be disclosed by property inspection: Windows can be used as a negotiating tool.