You don’t want to have windows and screens that make your home look like you’re living on Tobacco Road. That’s what torn window screens and cracked glass make your home look like. Not to mention, the security risk they pose to your home.
When you’re in hurry up mode, Best Handyman Boston estimates a job and gets it done with a minimum of time and treasure outlaid. So your home can be looking good again.
Is screen repair easy or complicated?
More complicated than most people think. Sometimes the problem is the frame, for example, which means the whole frame will need to be replaced, not just the screen.
Half the challenge is ensuring the screen fits correctly. You need to get a good seal going, and it can be a frustrating task. Calling us means getting to drink a nice hot cup of coffee or tea instead.
What if my window is only cracked?
You’ll need to replace the pane, at least. Sometimes this will mean removing the broken pieces from the frame and inserting a new windowpane. At others, this could mean removing your entire window so we can take out all the old broken shards. Usually, this will happen with a larger window.
There’s no compound you can brush across a broken glass window to fix it, no trick you can employ. Minor cracks may seem like little more than a nuisance, but they’re letting some of that cold air from outside into your home, increasing your energy costs. They also allow moisture into your home that you’d otherwise be keeping out. This can lead to mold and mildew in the future.
Finally, a cracked window just isn’t safe: you can still cut yourself on them if you’re not careful, and the weakened structural integrity could mean it might shatter later, and probably at the worst possible time.
Looking at other window problems
Foggy, leaky, cold windows aren’t something to ignore. All three symptoms are a sign that moisture is getting in somewhere, most likely around your window framing. We also see a lot of rotting and rusted drip caps (water damage, again).
You might also want to call us if your window is sticking, or if it’s got problems with the locks and hinges.
We’ll come quickly and promptly. When we leave, your window will be as good as new.